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Plastic gamma sensors: an application in search of radioisotopes
Author(s): Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay
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Paper Abstract

A brief survey of plastic scintillators for various radiation measurement applications is presented here. The utility of plastic scintillators for practical applications such as gamma radiation monitoring, real-time radioisotope detection and screening is evaluated in laboratory and field measurements. This study also reports results of Monte Carlo-type predictive responses of common plastic scintillators in gamma and neutron radiation fields. Small-size plastic detectors are evaluated for static and dynamic gamma-ray detection sensitivity of selected radiation sources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5198, Hard X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detector Physics V, (20 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.506855
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Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay, Bechtel Nevada (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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