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Title: A CZT-based radioxenon detection system in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

Abstract

Here in this work, a prototype radioxenon detection system was designed, developed and tested at Oregon State University to study the response of CdZnTe (CZT) detectors to xenon radioisotopes for monitoring nuclear explosions. The detector utilizes two coplanar CZT detectors and measures xenon radioisotopes through beta-gamma coincidence detection between the two detection elements. The CZT-based detection system offers excellent energy resolution and background count rate compared with scintillator-based beta-gamma coincidence detectors currently in operation at the IMS stations. In this paper, we briefly discuss the detector design and report our recent measurement results with 131mXe, 133mXe, and 133Xe produced in the TRIGA reactor at OSU.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States). School of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20)
OSTI Identifier:
1487103
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0002534
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 310; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; Radioxenon; Nuclear explosion monitoring; Beta–gamma coincidence; Coplanar CZT; Minimum detectable concentration

Citation Formats

Ranjbar, Lily, Farsoni, Abi T., and Becker, Eric M. A CZT-based radioxenon detection system in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1007/s10967-016-4872-8.
Ranjbar, Lily, Farsoni, Abi T., & Becker, Eric M. A CZT-based radioxenon detection system in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. United States. doi:10.1007/s10967-016-4872-8.
Ranjbar, Lily, Farsoni, Abi T., and Becker, Eric M. Thu . "A CZT-based radioxenon detection system in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty". United States. doi:10.1007/s10967-016-4872-8. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1487103.
@article{osti_1487103,
title = {A CZT-based radioxenon detection system in support of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty},
author = {Ranjbar, Lily and Farsoni, Abi T. and Becker, Eric M.},
abstractNote = {Here in this work, a prototype radioxenon detection system was designed, developed and tested at Oregon State University to study the response of CdZnTe (CZT) detectors to xenon radioisotopes for monitoring nuclear explosions. The detector utilizes two coplanar CZT detectors and measures xenon radioisotopes through beta-gamma coincidence detection between the two detection elements. The CZT-based detection system offers excellent energy resolution and background count rate compared with scintillator-based beta-gamma coincidence detectors currently in operation at the IMS stations. In this paper, we briefly discuss the detector design and report our recent measurement results with 131mXe, 133mXe, and 133Xe produced in the TRIGA reactor at OSU.},
doi = {10.1007/s10967-016-4872-8},
journal = {Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
number = 3,
volume = 310,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {5}
}

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