Development of a portable ambient temperature radiometric assaying instrument

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There is a strong need for portable radiometric instrumentation that can accurately confirm the presence of nuclear materials and allow isotopic analysis of radionuclides in the field. To fulfill this need we are developing a hand-held, non-cryogenic, low-power gamma- and x-ray measurement and analysis instrument that can both search and then accurately verify the presence of nuclear materials. We report on the use of cadmium zinc telluride detectors, signal processing electronics, and the new field-portable instrument based on the MicroNOMAD Multichannel Analyzer from EG&G ORTBC. We also describe the isotopic analysis that allows uranium enrichment measurements to be made accurately ... continued below

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Lavietes, A.D.; McQuaid, J.H. & Ruhter, W.D. October 1, 1994.

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There is a strong need for portable radiometric instrumentation that can accurately confirm the presence of nuclear materials and allow isotopic analysis of radionuclides in the field. To fulfill this need we are developing a hand-held, non-cryogenic, low-power gamma- and x-ray measurement and analysis instrument that can both search and then accurately verify the presence of nuclear materials. We report on the use of cadmium zinc telluride detectors, signal processing electronics, and the new field-portable instrument based on the MicroNOMAD Multichannel Analyzer from EG&G ORTBC. We also describe the isotopic analysis that allows uranium enrichment measurements to be made accurately in the field.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95009566

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  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) nuclear science symposium and medical imaging conference, Norfolk, VA (United States), 30 Oct - 5 Nov 1994

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  • Other: DE95009566
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--117141
  • Report No.: CONF-941061--19
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 39712
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc683815

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Lavietes, A.D.; McQuaid, J.H. & Ruhter, W.D. Development of a portable ambient temperature radiometric assaying instrument, article, October 1, 1994; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc683815/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.