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Plutonium and uranium isotopic analysis in the x-ray region with CdTe detector
Author(s): Duc T. Vo; Phyllis A Russo
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrated the wide-range isotopic analysis of plutonium with a portable Peltier cooled CdTe detector in late 2000. These were the first results of this kind for a non-cryogenic detector. The energies used in those early analyses were in the range 125-414 keV. We have since extended the analysis into the X-ray region where the gamma rays are many times more intense than in the higher energy region. We describe the plutonium and uranium analysis of CdTe spectra in the X-ray region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5198, Hard X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detector Physics V, (20 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.506402
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Duc T. Vo, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Phyllis A Russo, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5198:
Hard X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detector Physics V
Larry A. Franks; Arnold Burger; Ralph B. James; Paul L. Hink, Editor(s)

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