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Systems analysis evaluation of gamma-ray detectors for remote monitoring applications
Author(s): Arlyn J. Antolak; James C. Lund; H. A. Lamonds; Ralph B. James; J. Hinton; Gregory A. Thomas
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Paper Abstract

Because of the large number of different gamma-ray detectors available, including both scintillation and semiconductor types, extensive analysis may be required to determine which detector system is optimal for a given application. In the selection of detectors for remote monitoring of nuclear materials, a methodology has been developed to assess which detectors are best suited for this application. The analysis provides a numerical ranking of the performance of each detector thereby reducing the large set of all potential detectors to a small tractable set of most promising candidates. The basis for the evaluation will be discussed, along with the application of the methodology to a wide range of scintillator and semiconductor detector materials. The most promising scintillator and semiconductor materials are identified for remote monitoring applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2859, Hard X-Ray/Gamma-Ray and Neutron Optics, Sensors, and Applications, (19 July 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.245115
Show Author Affiliations
Arlyn J. Antolak, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
James C. Lund, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
H. A. Lamonds, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Ralph B. James, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
J. Hinton, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Gregory A. Thomas, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2859:
Hard X-Ray/Gamma-Ray and Neutron Optics, Sensors, and Applications
Richard B. Hoover; F. Patrick Doty, Editor(s)

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