Radiation Detection and Measurement Laboratory

The Radiation Detection and Measurement Laboratoryis a dual use space, utilized for both graduate and undergraduate teaching and research. This laboratory is equipped with essential instruments for the detection and measurement of alpha, beta, gamma, and neutron radiation. The space occupies approximately a 1,200 square feet area and is fitted with gas proportional counters, NaI scintillation spectrometers, silicon charged particle radiation detectors, and ³He neutron detectors. This lab flows in tandem with the Environmental Radionuclide Assay Laboratory, a low background counting research space designed to quantify radionuclide concentrations in environmental and other low activity samples. Specific additional equipment includes a low background 40% HPGe LabSOCS system, an HPGe ISOCS system and a multi sample liquid scintillation counter.

Key Equipment

Student Designed & Built Neutron and Gamma-Ray Detector

Student Designed & Built Neutron and Gamma-Ray Detector

Thermoluminescent Dosimeter (TLD)

Thermoluminescent
Dosimeter (TLD)

Multi-Sample Liquid Scintillation Counter

Multi-Sample Liquid
Scintillation Counter

Lead and Copper Radiation Shield

Lead/Copper
Radiation Shield

Modular NIM-bin Components

Modular NIM-bin Components

Portable ISOCS High-Purity Germanium Detector

Portable ISOCS High-Purity Germanium Detector

Key Capabilities

Courses

EGMN 203: Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Practicum II

EGMN 355: Radiation Safety and Shielding

EGMN 491: Radiation Measurements Laboratory

EGMN 591: Nuclear Safeguards Measurements and Simulation

Contact

Braden Goddard, Ph.D.
bgoddard@vcu.edu