Scientists turn bricks into gamma-ray cameras

A team of scientists at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that could allow bricks and other common building materials to act as "cameras" that can reveal the location and distribution of radioactive materials that were once in their vicinity. Using optically stimulated luminescence, the team was able to retrieve a historical snapshot thanks to how radioactive elements like weapons-grade plutonium affected certain minerals in the materials.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Radiation, North Carolina State University, Detector

Scientists turn bricks into gamma-ray cameras

A team of scientists at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that could allow bricks and other common building materials to act as "cameras" that can reveal the location ...

Fri 27 Mar 20 from Gizmag

Bricks can act as 'cameras' for characterizing past presence of radioactive materials

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for determining the historical location and distribution of radioactive materials, such as weapons grade plutonium. ...

Thu 26 Mar 20 from Phys.org

Bricks can act as 'cameras' for characterizing past presence of radioactive materials, Thu 26 Mar 20 from Eurekalert

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