Radiation Detection Center Technology Fact Sheet   [open pdf - 122KB]

This fact sheet includes information on what the Lawrence Livermore National Lab is developing, including: The Gamma-Ray Imaging Spectrometer (GRIS), developed to assist arms control inspectors unobtrusively verify nuclear warheads in missiles, the gamma-ray camera is now being used in counter terrorism applications; Compton Cameras, which are particularly useful when searching for nuclear materials or weapons that could be hidden anywhere; cargo container screening techniques that use neutron beams to unobtrusively probe large cargo containers for the presence of nuclear material or weapons; neutron detectors using GaAs-based semiconductors are being developed to monitor cargo containers for nuclear materials during long ocean crossings; germanium detector systems; growing aluminum antimonide crystals; and hand-held cellular phone radiation networks.

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