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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed new gamma-ray and neutron emitting sources for testing radiation detection systems. These radioactive sources were developed for testing of detection systems in maritime applications. This required special source characteristics. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

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									                                       Volume 114, Number 6, November-December 2009
                Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology

                                     [J. Res. Natl. Inst. Stand. Technol. 114, 303-320 (2009)]




          New Spherical Gamma-Ray and Neutron
          Emitting Sources for Testing of Radiation
                   Detection Instruments

Volume 114                                                 Number 6                                       November-December 2009

L. Lucas and L. Pibida                     The National Institute of Standards and               Key words: aluminum sphere; density
                                           Technology (NIST) has developed new                   gauges; gamma-ray emitting sources;
National Institute of Standards            gamma-ray and neutron emitting sources                irradiators; neutron emitting sources;
and Technology,                            for testing radiation detection systems.              radiation detection; shielding; uncertainty
                                           These radioactive sources were developed              range.
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8462                for testing of detection systems in
                                           maritime applications. This required                  Accepted: October 19, 2009
                                           special source characteristics.
larry.lucas@nist.gov
leticia.pibida@nist.gov                                                                          Available online: http://www.nist.gov/jres



1.    Introduction                                                   for testing of radiation detection instruments used in
                                                                     homeland security applications was mounted inside a
   NIST designed and built a new type of radioactive                 15 cm (6 inch) diameter aluminum sphere so that the
source for tes
								
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