US Team Develops Hexagonal BN Nuclear Detectors
August 18, 2016
Compound Semiconductor - To prevent terrorists from smuggling nuclear weapons into
its ports, the US Security and Accountability for Every Port Act mandates that all
overseas cargo containers be scanned for possible nuclear materials or weapons.
is is done by detecting neutron signals with detectors based on scarce and costly
Helium-3 gas. Now a group of Texas Tech University researchers has developed an alternative
approach based on hexagonal BN semiconductors.
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