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A new integrated neutron/gamma radioisotope identification device evaluated under mixed radiation fields
Author(s): Adrian Ivan; Brent A. Clothier; Daniel B. McDevitt; James Williams
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Paper Abstract

Hand-Held RadioIsotope Identification Devices (HHRIID) are defined as a new class of portable neutron/gamma radiation detectors with specifications presented in the ANSI Standards N42.33 and N42.34. We have proposed a novel HHRIID design concept which uses a single photosensor to detect light emitted by two optically separated scintillator materials, one optimized for gamma detection and the other optimized for neutron detection. This work describes the performance of a modified charge integration discrimination method developed to test the viability of the new design. The scintillators chosen for the experiment were LYSO and ZnS:Ag/LiF.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6945, Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security IV, 694506 (15 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.782194
Show Author Affiliations
Adrian Ivan, GE Global Research (United States)
Brent A. Clothier, GE Global Research (United States)
Daniel B. McDevitt, GE Global Research (United States)
James Williams, GE Energy (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6945:
Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security IV
Craig S. Halvorson; Daniel Lehrfeld; Theodore T. Saito, Editor(s)

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