Radiation Detection and Measurement - Research - Nuclear Science and Engineering - Colorado School of Mines

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Radiation Detection and Measurement

Radiation detection and measurement

The detection and measurement of radiation plays a critical role in medicine, material science, reactor operations, nuclear interdiction, chemical analysis, and fundamental physics to understand the origins of the universe. Improving the physical technologies that are used to register measurements, as well as the algorithms to process the data, remain important areas of research.

Work on radiation detection and measurement at The Colorado School of Mines is focused on the development of next generation radiation detectors and their application to interdiction and the measurement of fundamental nuclear properties.  Our faculty are developing ways to use spectral shift in x-ray imaging to detect nuclear materials, enhanced approaches for precision measurements of fission cross sections and fragment distributions, as well as new organic scintillators to improve detection of gamma rays and neutrons. Work in these areas is done in conjunction with collaborators at Los Alamos and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories.

Faculty and researchers

  • Mark Deinert
  • Uwe Greife
  • Jeff King

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