Accession Number:

AD1090490

Title:

Scintillation Spectroscopy for Detection of Depleted Uranium

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Jul 2008,30 Sep 2008

Corporate Author:

U.S. Army Research Laboratory Adelphi United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

This report describes the use of Sodium Iodide NaI scintillation detectors, for the detection of Depleted Uranium DU at long ranges with short integration times. Experimental data was taken by setting up the NaI detector in front of a 16 kg sample of DU and looking at the variations in the observed decay spectrum over different distances, integration times, and detector orientation. Also, using a known efficiency equation for NaI detectors, an analytical comparison of measured to calculated data was performed. This report is meant to serve as a basis for future DU detection experiments by providing base measurements and predictions for further studies.

Subject Categories:

  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE