Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 314, Issue 2, pp 829–841 | Cite as

A review of the developments of radioxenon detectors for nuclear explosion monitoring

  • Ciara B. Sivels
  • Justin I. McIntyre
  • Theodore W. Bowyer
  • Martin B. Kalinowski
  • Sara A. Pozzi


Developments in radioxenon monitoring since the implementation of the International Monitoring System are reviewed with emphasis on the most current technologies to improve detector sensitivity and resolution. The nuclear detectors reviewed include combinations of plastic and NaI(Tl) detectors, high purity germanium detectors, silicon detectors, and phoswich detectors. The minimum detectable activity and calibration methods for the various detectors are also discussed.


Radioxenon Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty International Monitoring System Explosion monitoring Minimum detectable activity Calibration 



The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the CTBTO Preparatory Commission or any of the participating institutions.


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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ciara B. Sivels
    • 1
  • Justin I. McIntyre
    • 2
  • Theodore W. Bowyer
    • 2
  • Martin B. Kalinowski
    • 3
  • Sara A. Pozzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Nuclear Engineering and Radiological SciencesUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryRichlandUSA
  3. 3.Scientific Methods UnitCTBTO/IDC/SA/SMViennaAustria

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