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In situations where compact size, low weight, and low power consumption are required, Innovators at NASA's Glenn Research Center have developed a miniature, solid-state radiation detector that can be used in applications where compact size, low weight, and low power consumption are required. To convert light energy from the radiation source into an electrical signal, conventional scintillator-based charged particle counters rely on a glass photomultiplier tube. This compact, robust particle counter, originally designed for space exploration, mining, oil and gas exploration, nuclear facility monitoring, and more can be used in medical dosimetry, mining, oil and gas exploration, and nuclear facility monitoring.
Source link: https://technology.nasa.gov/patent/LEW-TOPS-71
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