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Novel Radiation Surveillance Technology Could Help Thwart Nuclear Terrorism


May 1, 2012

scintillators that were produced from molten glass Georgia Tech researchers have developed a prototype radiation-detection system that uses rare-earth elements and other materials at the nanoscale. The system could be used to enhance radiation-detection devices used at ports, border crossings, airports and elsewhere. Full Story

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