Global leaders in radiation detection and identification, Symetrica, is pleased to announce it will be presenting ground-breaking new 3He-free neutron detection technology that successfully meets a range of Homeland Security challenges at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) later this month.

Symetrica’s latest research has led to the development of a range of neutron detector systems based on 6LiF:ZnS(Ag). The resulting applications embrace Homeland Security’s increasingly diverse requirements; from large area detectors identifying the presence of a neutron source in cargo containers passing through a portal at 25km/hr to lightweight, handheld devices used in challenging frontline conditions.

The company’s research, outlined in a white paper, will be unveiled in a presentation at 2pm on Monday 13th July at the conference in Indian Wells, California. Symetrica representatives will showcase their radiation detection and identification solutions on exhibition stand 203 at the same event.

Dr Geraint Dermody of Symetrica commented: “We work tirelessly to enhance the operational effectiveness of key security teams through the provision of smarter nuclear security technology which has broad deployment potential across civil, first response and military operations. We are pleased to have been given the opportunity to present our latest  and very timely findings at this important INMM meeting and look forward to a productive session with the aim of advancing Homeland Security efforts. Our presentation will discuss material controls and their accountability and alternative neutron detectors, outlining the new technology as well as the results of independent evaluations of its effectiveness in a variety of applications.”