Identification and calculation of activity of unknown isotope from spectral analysis in a radiological dispersion device (RDD) incident

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Title: Identification and calculation of activity of unknown isotope from spectral analysis in a radiological dispersion device (RDD) incident
Author: Abbasi, Zubair Hussain
Abstract: In 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.
Type: Thesis
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/14057
Date: 2006-08-25
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Isotopes
Activity
Spectral analysis
Sodium iodide detector
RDD
Weapons of mass destruction
Isotopes
National security
Terrorism
Department: Nuclear Engineering
Advisor: Committee Chair: Dr. Nolan Hertel; Committee Member: Howell, Rebecca; Committee Member: Wang, Chris
Degree: M.S.

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