TITLE

'Dirty' bomb detection goes portable

AUTHOR(S)
Pierce, Julia
PUB. DATE
July 2002
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);7/5/2002, Vol. 291 Issue 7607, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the development of portable detectors for scanning hidden nuclear materials developed by researchers at the U.S Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. Features of the detector; Detector specification; Usability of the detector.
ACCESSION #
7364250

 

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