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dc.contributor.authorAbbasi, Zubair Hussainen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-03-27T18:19:55Z
dc.date.available2007-03-27T18:19:55Z
dc.date.issued2006-08-25en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/14057
dc.description.abstractIn an event of a radiological dispersion device (RDD) detonated by terrorists in a high population density area, the hospitals and other medical facilities will be overwhelmed by people who may or may not have been contaminated by radioactivity. Under such circumstances, it would be desirable to identify people who have inhaled radioactive particles and direct them immediately for further treatment. A portable 3 by 3 NaI detector, which is widely available at most universities, was studied as a tool to identify and calculate the activity of unknown radioisotopes for such an RDD event.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectIsotopesen_US
dc.subjectActivityen_US
dc.subjectSpectral analysisen_US
dc.subjectSodium iodide detectoren_US
dc.subjectRDDen_US
dc.subject.lcshWeapons of mass destructionen_US
dc.subject.lcshTerrorismen_US
dc.subject.lcshNational securityen_US
dc.subject.lcshIsotopesen_US
dc.titleIdentification and calculation of activity of unknown isotope from spectral analysis in a radiological dispersion device (RDD) incidenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentNuclear Engineeringen_US
dc.description.advisorCommittee Chair: Dr. Nolan Hertel; Committee Member: Howell, Rebecca; Committee Member: Wang, Chrisen_US


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