Gamma radiation testing at the Dalton Cumbrian Facility

A UK consortium of tech companies with the University of Sheffield as the academic partner, successfully irradiated three different ultrasound transducer technologies with gamma at the Dalton Cumbrian Facility, University of Manchester, UK in December. The goal is to demonstrate the radiation resilience of ultrasound transducers up to ionising dose rates of 10 MGy. Detailed simulations have been performed by the Sheffield Radiation Effects team to establish the gamma fluence and dose profiles inside the devices under test. The results will either be presented at a conference, or be published in a peer reviewed journal.

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