New radiation detector, analyzer introduced

Oct. 30, 2013 at 11:52 AM

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A new device for first-responders and the military that detects and identifies gamma and neutron radiation is being introduced by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Called RIIDEye X, the hand-held radiation isotope identifier is an improved version of a product the company first released last year. It features CLYC technology for neutron detection, new algorithms for improving speed and accuracy, and an improved interface that makes complicated spectroscopic readings easy to understand.

"The RIIDEye X was designed to provide the fastest, most accurate radiation detection in the most challenging conditions our customers encounter," said Scott Masiella, product line manager for spectroscopy, Thermo Fisher Scientific. "In addition, RIIDEye X was engineered for use by personnel with little experience in radiation measurement, giving a wide range of first responders a new tool needed to quickly detect radiation in the field."

The device is suitable for locating and identifying radiation sources within cargo, food, solids, liquids and semi-solids, or on people.

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