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Nuclear Radiation Detection

Members of the Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES), collaborating with various partners, are working to develop more sophisticated and cheaper radiation detectors. Such technology is useful for purposes of homeland security, in the event of accidents at power stations in the United States or abroad and in the international nuclear security arena. As nuclear power holds significant baseload generation potential, with nearly negligible carbon emissions, nuclear will undoubtedly retain its share of the energy mix and cheap, reliable detector technology will become all the more important.

Faculty and researchers involved with this project include Wake Forest Professors Dr. Richard Williams and Dr. Burak Ucer, Wake Forest Researcher Dr. Joel Grim, Wake Forest Graduate Students Qi Li, Xinfu Lu and Sam Flynn.