Nuclear power plants can withstand most inclement weather and do not emit harmful greenhouse gases. However, trafficking of nuclear materials to furnish them with fuel remains a serious issue as security technology continues to be developed.
Two physicists working out of the University of Florida and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Paul Johns and Juan Nino, conducted research to enhance global nuclear security by improving radiation detectors. According to them, improving radiation detectors requires the identification of better sensor materials and the development of smarter algorithms to process detector signals. They discuss their work in the Journal of Applied Physics.Learn more about Researchers Identify Prime Compound Candidates for New Room Temperature Semiconductor Radiation Detectors.