Better detection for a safer world
Controlling nuclear crises and supporting the community efficiently require being able to measure radioactivity levels quickly and accurately. SCK•CEN makes its contribution by developing techniques to detect radioactivity more effectively. Measuring radioactivity over a large area, and filtering out interference from xenon on readings are two closely related examples.
You can read al about this in a dedicated article in our 'Highlights 2013'.
An article on xenon interference and nuclear test monitoring was published in Science magazine:
Medical isotopes confound nuclear test monitoring