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ground-breaking new 3He-free neutron detection technology

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) this week.

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.” 

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About Symetrica

Symetrica is uniquely positioned to provide the best cost effective radiation detection solutions to the Homeland Security Market. With extensive commercial expertise and a commitment to the delivering disruptive capabilities, Symetrica provides outstanding solutions for customs, border protection, law enforcement, emergency services, military personnel and first responders. The company was established by Dr Matthew Dallimore, Dr Grant Crossingham, Dr David Ramsden and Dr Brian Lever in 2002 to commercialise high performance gamma-ray spectrometers as a spin out from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southampton. Since then Symetrica research and development have provided operational solutions to many real world detection and identification challenges, work that has culminated in over 1000 fielded detection systems and an unencumbered patent portfolio.

For more information on Symetrica please visit http://www.symetrica.com http://www.symetrica.com. Twitter: @Symetrica_

About the Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management

The meeting is a forum for the exchange of the newest technical information related to all aspects of nuclear materials management. Sessions are planned on safeguards and security, non-proliferation and arms control, international safeguards, facility operations, packaging and transportation, spent fuel, information surety, inspections, containment and surveillance, measurement technology, nuclear processing, education and training, and physical protection. 
For more information about the event please visit http://www.inmm.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Meeting_Home

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