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Nuclear Radiation Sensors

Synthetic Gamma-ray Spectra (158)

Graph 1 - Comparison of experimental and predicted spectra Graph 2 - Comparison of experimental and predicted spectra Comparison of experimental (blue) and predicted spectra (red, low noise)

Problem: The time and cost of laboratory spectral acquisition hinder the success of a variety of radiological investigations

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

PNNL Solution:

  • Developed a set of computational algorithms representing the physics of gamma-ray detection
  • Developed user-friendly software to provide rapid calculation of synthetic "spectra"
  • Validated predicted spectra
  • Commercialized and supported software

Capabilities Employed to Meet Client Needs: Software development; numerical algorithm development; software documentation development; technology transfer to commercial software vender.

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Contact:Walter Hensley

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