The diamond-based radiation detector system has been developed at the University of Bristol to measure radiation within nuclear facilities known to exhibit high dose rates. The challenge at Sellafield site in the UK, described herein also applies to many other nuclear operators worldwide, making the transfer of diamond detector technology to other applications feasible. Development of an operator-friendly system, extensive detector testing and controlled calibrations have led to several successful deployments of the device at Sellafield site, providing them with valuable data about the radiological contamination within their highly active plants. Designed for measurements of intense radiation fields, this new tool for characterisation of radiologically hazardous environments is a game-changer, improving the availability and quality of dose rate data used in safety case justifications. Compared with conventional technology diamond detectors are radiation tolerant, miniature, and can measure an extraordinary range of dose rates.
|Title of host publication||Waste Management Symposia 2017|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of a meeting held 5-9 March 2017, Phoenix, Arizona, USA|
|Publisher||Waste Management Symposia, Inc.|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2017|