Malevolent use of radioactive materials: An international exercise in the analysis of gamma-spectrometric data

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2010

Standard

Malevolent use of radioactive materials: An international exercise in the analysis of gamma-spectrometric data. / Dowdall, M.; Andersson, Kasper Grann; Palsson, S.E.; Sidhu, R. Singh.

In: Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 68, No. 9, 2010, p. 1789-1797.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2010

Harvard

APA

CBE

MLA

Vancouver

Author

Dowdall, M.; Andersson, Kasper Grann; Palsson, S.E.; Sidhu, R. Singh / Malevolent use of radioactive materials: An international exercise in the analysis of gamma-spectrometric data.

In: Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 68, No. 9, 2010, p. 1789-1797.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2010

Bibtex

@article{a781ae8227a9466cad8872cf5913b11b,
title = "Malevolent use of radioactive materials: An international exercise in the analysis of gamma-spectrometric data",
keywords = "Radiation research and nuclear technologies, Radioecology and tracers, Strålingsforskning og nukleare teknologier, Radioøkologi og sporstoffer",
publisher = "Pergamon",
author = "M. Dowdall and Andersson, {Kasper Grann} and S.E. Palsson and Sidhu, {R. Singh}",
year = "2010",
doi = "10.1016/j.apradiso.2010.03.013",
volume = "68",
number = "9",
pages = "1789--1797",
journal = "Applied Radiation and Isotopes",
issn = "0969-8043",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Malevolent use of radioactive materials: An international exercise in the analysis of gamma-spectrometric data

A1 - Dowdall,M.

A1 - Andersson,Kasper Grann

A1 - Palsson,S.E.

A1 - Sidhu,R. Singh

AU - Dowdall,M.

AU - Andersson,Kasper Grann

AU - Palsson,S.E.

AU - Sidhu,R. Singh

PB - Pergamon

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - The past years have seen a broadening in the focus of emergency preparedness and first response towards situations involving the malevolent use of radioactive materials in a variety of contexts. Many of these contexts are such that first responders and responsible authorities may be faced with isotopes and activities that present significant challenges with respect to identification and quantification using gamma ray spectrometry. The MALRAD international exercise was designed to provide a practice opportunity for authorities and laboratories to work with synthetic gamma-spectrometric data generated in response to seven hypothetical scenarios involving radioactive materials. Scenarios were based as far as practical upon earlier events and participants had one week to provide as much information as possible about the sources based on the provided data. Results indicate that in cases of single isotopes, irrespective of the detector type involved, all participants were in a position to identify sources and provide estimates of activity. For situations involving shielded sources or special nuclear materials most participants were in a position to provide indications as to what the sources were but only a few participants were in a position to provide detailed information.

AB - The past years have seen a broadening in the focus of emergency preparedness and first response towards situations involving the malevolent use of radioactive materials in a variety of contexts. Many of these contexts are such that first responders and responsible authorities may be faced with isotopes and activities that present significant challenges with respect to identification and quantification using gamma ray spectrometry. The MALRAD international exercise was designed to provide a practice opportunity for authorities and laboratories to work with synthetic gamma-spectrometric data generated in response to seven hypothetical scenarios involving radioactive materials. Scenarios were based as far as practical upon earlier events and participants had one week to provide as much information as possible about the sources based on the provided data. Results indicate that in cases of single isotopes, irrespective of the detector type involved, all participants were in a position to identify sources and provide estimates of activity. For situations involving shielded sources or special nuclear materials most participants were in a position to provide indications as to what the sources were but only a few participants were in a position to provide detailed information.

KW - Radiation research and nuclear technologies

KW - Radioecology and tracers

KW - Strålingsforskning og nukleare teknologier

KW - Radioøkologi og sporstoffer

U2 - 10.1016/j.apradiso.2010.03.013

DO - 10.1016/j.apradiso.2010.03.013

JO - Applied Radiation and Isotopes

JF - Applied Radiation and Isotopes

SN - 0969-8043

IS - 9

VL - 68

SP - 1789

EP - 1797

ER -