The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) develops a device capable of detecting and visualizing gamma radiation and neutrons simultaneously

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) develops a device capable of detecting and visualizing gamma radiation and neutrons simultaneously

20.12.2021

A group of researchers from the Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC), a joint center of the Spanish National Reaserch Council (CSIC) and the Universitat de València (UV), has patented a compact and portable device capable of simultaneously monitoring gamma radiation and neutrons produced in radioactive processes and nuclear reactions that allows to “Measure these radiations with a wide range of energy and visualize them spatially, which can lead to multiple applications: from the detection of radioactive materials in nuclear safety programs to mitigating the side effects of hadron therapy, a novel way of treating cancer".