Brian Young – Director of Safeguards and Systems Technology at Canberra, spoke at the ANS Connecticut Section Speaker Meeting on September 21st, 2011. His presentation, entitled “Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy : An Overview of Instrumentation and Applications” was an overview of gamma-rays as nuclide-specific signatures of radioactive decay. He discussed various instruments that are capable of detecting and analyzing
the gamma rays emitted by radioactive materials as well as applications that benefit from this information.
Brian Young is a research scientist with 16 years of experience at Canberra Industries and over 20 years of experience with nuclear instrumentation and R&D.