Laboratories, Research Facilities and Education

Research and development of instrumentation and radiation detection are crucial issues for nuclear security and public safety and is a large part of the work performed at national laboratories and universities. Additionally, deeper knowledge and understanding of radiation are critical factors in the advancement of medical procedures and health. A bridge between basic and applied sciences, and developing new technology also presents and excellent opportunity to combine research with education. These efforts regularly include the risk of exposure to and the need to monitor ionizing radiation by scientists, research personnel and other working directly in these environments.

LAURUS System offers a vast array of detection and monitoring tools to address the very exacting needs of research and education; personal radiation detectors (PRD’s), dosimeters, handheld detectors and fixed radiation detection systems.

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Personal Radiation Detectors

A Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) is designed to detect, and alert a minimally trained wearer to the presence of, small increases in the levels of ionizing radiation. The wearer should be able to use the PRD effectively while performing other tasks.

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Handheld Survey Instruments

Survey meters are portable radiation detection and measurement devices used to detect and measure external or ambient ionizing radiation fields. They are also used detect and monitor personnel, equipment and facilities for radiation and radioactive contamination.

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Isotope Identification and Spectroscopy

Hand-held Radioisotope Identification Devices (RIID’s) are designed to identify the isotopic composition of radioactive sources. A RIID is typically a small, handheld device that is generally easy to use and deploy. The devices are often multipurpose/multitask instruments able to detect different forms of radiation and perform a variety of functions; used to search, detect and identify radioactive materials.

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Portal and Area Monitoring

Radiation Portal Monitors (RPM’s) are passive radiation detection devices used for the screening of individuals, vehicles, cargo or other vectors for detection of radioactive materials or radiation contamination. They are designed to detect traces of radiation emitted from an object passing through it. Most times, gamma radiation is detected, and in some cases the monitors are complemented by neutron detection when sensitivity for special nuclear material is desired.

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Dosimeters and Dosimetry

A radiation dosimeter is a device that monitors and stores personal dose information for ionizing radiation. Dosimetry is routinely given to persons working with radioactive materials or radiation-producing machines. Typically however, dosimeters are provided to people who could potentially be exposed to radiation during the course of performing their jobs. This would apply to first responders, fire fighters, hazmat technicians and law enforcement personnel.

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Radon and Radon Monitoring

There is a wide field of applications of Radon measurements from radon risk assessment to geological survey. Our dedicated range of products and accessories has been especially designed to fit these needs and to provide accuracy for short and long-term monitoring of radon concentration (indoor and outdoor, water and soil gas analysis), radon surveillance and mitigation at workplaces and geological survey.

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