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Title: Detecting Illicit Radioactive Sources

Specialized instruments have been developed to detect the presence of illicit radioactive sources that may be used by terrorists in radiation dispersal devices, so-called ''dirty bombs'' or improvised nuclear devices. This article discusses developments in devices to detect and measure radiation.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
15010689
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-42028
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9228; PHTOAD; TRN: US200502%%452
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics Today; Journal Volume: 57; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: PBD: 1 Nov 2004
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; BOMBS; RADIATIONS; RADIATION DETECTION RADIATION; RADIATION DETECTION; HOMELAND SECURITY; INSTRUMENTATION; SENSORS