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Automatic Radioisotope Analysis (156)

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Problem: Develop method for detailed sample composition analysis without slow and costly chemical sample preparation

Project Activity Scope (from Technical Overview Chart): Sensors & Devices through Integrated Systems

PNNL Solution:

  • Developed detection hardware for simultaneous detection of α, β, γ, and x-ray emissions
  • Developed integrated system for data collection and analysis of coincident radiation emissions
  • Demonstrated automatic, high-sensitivity detection of radionuclides

Capabilities Employed to Meet Client Needs: Radiation sensor development; analog and digital electronics; computer system integration; software development; statistics and applied mathematics; mechanical hardware design; system integration; system test and evaluation; system documentation development.

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