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The RAD instrument measures radiation dose
05/30/13

 

The RAD instrument measures radiation dose using silicon detector and plastic scintillator technology. The latter has a composition somewhat similar to tissue and is more sensitive to neutrons than are the silicon detectors. This illustration of RAD shows the silicon detectors (A, B & C) that measure charged particles and the plastic detectors (D, E & F) that measure both charged and neutral particles. Credit: Hassler et al., 2012. Space Science Reviews, 170, 503



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