National Nuclear Security Administration

Harsh conditions can't contain researchers' efforts to test radiation detection systems

October 1, 2015

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A rigger scales Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s cargo container stack.A rigger scales Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s cargo container stack.

Researchers from five laboratories and a private company recently spent two days in blistering 100 degree heat testing radiation detection technologies amidst cargo containers. The 15 researchers demonstrated the feasibility of using gamma-ray and neutron imaging detectors to identify radioactive materials using the Laboratory’s cargo container stack testbed.

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