Science News 2012 (English)

See Results of Decontamination at a Glance! Radiation Detector Uses Optic Fiber.

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Running Time : 5minutes

Publication Year(JFY) : 2012

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Series - Radioactive Decontamination: See Results of Decontamination at a Glance! Radiation Detector Uses Optic Fiber.Ordinary survey meters can measure radiation during decontamination efforts one "point" at a time, but the work involved and the assessment of survey values takes a lot of time and effort. A research unit within the semi-governmental Japan Atomic Energy Agency together with Japan Radiation Engineering Company, a private corporation, have developed a new type of radiation detector using plastic scintillation fiber, a type of optic fiber. This report from Fukushima shows the results of their research, where measurements can be taken quickly in the field, and where both the extent of contamination and the results of decontamination can be seen at a glance.

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