What's Hot? Brookhaven Refines Radiation Detection

Page, Douglas
December 2007
Fire Chief;Dec2007, Vol. 51 Issue 12, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports on the effort of scientists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in the U.S. in devising ways to improve the performance of radiation detectors. It is said that the Brookhaven version can detect the X-rays and gamma rays emitted by radiological sources like dirty bombs and other illict materials more accurately.


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