The first half of the twentieth century represented a period of major advancement in the harnessing of nuclear science and technology, which in turn fueled the urgency to safely utilize, manage and contain these powerful radiological materials.
Different types of radiation possess varying amounts of energy, with gamma rays being by far the most penetrating. The ability with which personnel are able to accurately localize and detect a gamma radiation hazard is therefore crucial in reducing the risk of harmful health effects caused by exposure.
Portable hand-held radiation survey meters have a wide variety of applications in detecting gamma radiation – from their use in defense, law enforcement and emergency first response to border control, nuclear medicine and non-destructive testing. Similarly, …
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