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Academic Journal of Engineering and Technology Science, 2020, 3(4); doi: 10.25236/AJETS.2020.030416.

The Overview of LaBr3:Ce Detector Application

Author(s)

Jiehao Chen*, Xiaochuan Sun and Jingge Zhou

Corresponding Author:
Jiehao Chen
Affiliation(s)

College of Nuclear Technology and Automation Engineering ,Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu 610059, Sichuan, China
*Corresponding author e-mail: 1280142699@qq.com

Abstract

LaBr3:Ce detector is widely used in the field of radiation detection due to its many advantages. This article summarizes the relevant achievements of researchers at home and abroad on the application of LaBr3:Ce detector, and summarizes the application of LaBr3:Ce detector from the aspects: radioactivity measurement, nuclear safety and nuclear accident monitoring, and particle detection. On this basis, the research trend and development direction of LaBr3:Ce detector in airborne gamma spectrometry measurement are proposed.

Keywords

LaBr3:Ce detector, radioactivity measurement, nuclear safety and nuclear accident monitoring, particle detection

Cite This Paper

Jiehao Chen, Xiaochuan Sun and Jingge Zhou. The Overview of LaBr3:Ce Detector Application. Academic Journal of Engineering and Technology Science (2020) Vol. 3 Issue 4: 170-178. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJETS.2020.030416.

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