27 September 2011 Computational assessment of the impact of gamma-ray detector material properties on spectroscopic performance
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is performing a computational assessment of the impact of several important gamma-ray detector material properties (e.g. energy resolution and intrinsic detection efficiency) on the scenario-specific spectroscopic performance of these materials. The research approach combines 3D radiation transport calculations, detector response modeling, and spectroscopic analysis of simulated energy deposition spectra to map the functional dependence of detection performance on the underlying material properties. This assessment is intended to help guide formulation of performance goals for new detector materials within the context of materials discovery programs, with an emphasis on applications in the threat reduction, nonproliferation, and safeguards/ verification user communities. The research results will also provide guidance to the gamma-ray sensor design community in estimating relative spectroscopic performance merits of candidate materials for novel or notional detectors.
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David V. Jordan, David V. Jordan, James E. Baciak, James E. Baciak, Benjamin S. McDonald, Benjamin S. McDonald, Walter K. Hensley, Walter K. Hensley, Erin A. Miller, Erin A. Miller, Richard S. Wittman, Richard S. Wittman, Edward R. Siciliano, Edward R. Siciliano, } "Computational assessment of the impact of gamma-ray detector material properties on spectroscopic performance", Proc. SPIE 8142, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XIII, 81421K (27 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897316; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.897316

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