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Title: Plastic Gamma Sensors: An Application in Detection of Radioisotopes

Plastic Gamma Sensors: An Application in Detection of Radioisotopes 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.
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OSTI Identifier:811396
Report Number(s):DOE/NV/11718--774
TRN: US0303081
DOE Contract Number:AC08-96NV11718
Resource Type:Conference
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Resource Relation:Conference: SPIE Annual Meeting 2003, San Diego, CA (US), 08/03/2003--08/08/2003; Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2003
Research Org:Bechtel Nevada Corporation (US)
Sponsoring Org:US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; DETECTION; GAMMA RADIATION; MONITORING; NEUTRONS; PLASTIC SCINTILLATORS; PLASTICS; RADIATION SOURCES; RADIATIONS; RADIOISOTOPES; SENSITIVITY SCINTILLATORS, PLASTIC, MCNP, GAMMA RADIATION, DETECTION