Health physics applications of nuclear safeguards radiation monitors

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Nuclear safeguards needs fostered the development of radiation monitors whose sensitivity and microprocessor-controlled logic permit detection of small, transient increases in environmental levels of gamma radiation. While this capability was originally developed to detect the diversion of the special nuclear materials /sup 235/U and plutonium, adaptation to health physics monitoring is straigthforward. Applications of the safeguards instruments range from small, handheld instruments used to monitor laundry of salvage-bound materials to more complex systems devoted to monitoring moving vehicles at entry/exit points. In addition to these health physics applications, other new applications for safeguards instruments are being considered.

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Fehlau, P.E. & Dvorak, R.F. January 1, 1984.

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Nuclear safeguards needs fostered the development of radiation monitors whose sensitivity and microprocessor-controlled logic permit detection of small, transient increases in environmental levels of gamma radiation. While this capability was originally developed to detect the diversion of the special nuclear materials /sup 235/U and plutonium, adaptation to health physics monitoring is straigthforward. Applications of the safeguards instruments range from small, handheld instruments used to monitor laundry of salvage-bound materials to more complex systems devoted to monitoring moving vehicles at entry/exit points. In addition to these health physics applications, other new applications for safeguards instruments are being considered.

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  • 17. midyear topical meeting of the Health Physics Society, Pasco, WA, USA, 5 Feb 1984

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  • Other: DE84003842
  • Report No.: LA-UR-83-3384
  • Report No.: CONF-840202-1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5554192
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093024

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Fehlau, P.E. & Dvorak, R.F. Health physics applications of nuclear safeguards radiation monitors, article, January 1, 1984; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093024/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.