LIVE WEBINARS

These Live Webinars will cover a variety of topics related to Mirion products, training, and services. We hope you find them informative. 

 

You can view an archive of past webinars below. Information about any upcoming webinars will be at the top of the page.

 

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Past Webinars

X-ray Detector Needs for Synchrotron Radiation Applications

Multi-channel X-ray detectors are key components in synchrotron beamline stations involved in Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) and related experiments. These detectors are typically used in fluorescence mode. Detector requirements are strongly dependent on the experimental technique and on the range of energies involved, but they almost always benefit from good energy resolution and high throughput rates.

This webinar discusses the basic principles and major detector types used at synchrotron facilities. The performance of a new generation of multi-channel, high purity germanium (HPGe) and Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) Arrays for synchrotron applications will be presented. This class of detectors requires cryogenic cooling, either by liquid nitrogen (LN2) or by electrically-powered cryogenic coolers (cryo-coolers). Our cryo-cooler technology, in use for more than a decade, has a proven record of reliability and active vibration cancellation with no impact on detector performance. This eliminates the need for routine Dewar filling and automatic LN2 fill systems.



The detectors presented are capable of resolving several million counts per second per channel with very good energy resolution. We will discuss the key differentiating features of the detector types and show examples of the array detectors in use at synchrotron facilities around the world.

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Presenter: Gabriela Ilie
Date: 11/20/2019
Length: 51 minutes

 
 

Detection Limit Concepts According to Currie

Lloyd A. Currie introduces three concepts: critical level, detection limit, and determination limit in his landmark article “Limits for Qualitative Detection and Quantitative Determination: Application to Radiochemistry” from 1968. The article is one of the most often cited and discussed publications in radiochemistry. This webinar will explain these three concepts and how Currie intended for them to be used. These three concepts They are the foundations that later developments in detection limits are building on which makes them still relevant over 50 years after they were introduced. Examples will be given from gamma spectroscopy and it will be shown how these are implemented in Genie™ 2000 Spectroscopy Software.

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Presenter: Henrik Persson
Date: 10/24/2019
Length: 58 minutes

 

Continuous Spectroscopic Monitoring Systems

This webinar will provide an introduction to continuous spectroscopy systems and the role they can play in the nuclear industry.  These powerful systems automate the collection and analysis of spectroscopic data. They are designed to run continuously and unattended providing a steady stream of valuable data to a site. We will discuss the components of a complete system and how these systems differ from traditional spectroscopy systems. We will then show example systems, and discuss how they are used to streamline activities, increase safety and reduce costs.

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Presenter: Steve Laskos
Date: 08/21/2019
Length: 56 minutes

 

LAB-PULSE: REAL-TIME STATE OF HEALTH MONITORING FOR YOUR MISSION CRITICAL COUNTING LABORATORY

Do you need to be more certain that your instrumentation is ready for the next round of sample analyses? Lab-PulseTM is an innovative new concept designed to use modern data acquisition and analysis technologies to keep your counting laboratories running. With the capability to monitor both new and legacy instrumentation, as well as the lab environment, the days of enhanced instrument state-of-health monitoring and predictive maintenance for both the simple and complex laboratory have arrived. Now, issues can be found and corrected BEFORE they start to affect your analysis results! This webinar will review the concepts, products, and services offered under the Lab-Pulse umbrella, with ample time for attendee questions.

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Presenter: Doug Van Cleef
Date: 06/12/2019
Length: 30 minutes

 

Quantitative Spectroscopy with the SPIR-Ace™ Handheld Spectrometer

In 2018, the Mirion Health Physics Division released the newest SPIR-Ace – a sleek and modern handheld radionuclide identification device (RID). This device uses gamma detection via a NaI or LaBr3 crystal to alarm, locate, and identify gamma radiation. The instrument's user interface includes modern swipe features, radiation mapping and reach-back capability.

Now, Mirion’s Spectroscopy Division has added compatibility with Genie™ 2000 and ISOCS™ to bring full nuclide quantification to the mix using the GenieXport™ application. Operators can acquire a spectrum, select a geometry, and export the data in a few clicks for complete quantification with Genie 2000.

In this webinar, we will present an overview of the SPIR-Ace. We will demonstrate some of the key functionality, such as source location and rapid nuclide identification. Special focus will be provided on how to obtain nuclide activities with the SPIR-Ace RID and GenieXport application.

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Presenter: Kara Phillips
Date: 04/24/2019
Length: 57 minutes

 

 

HPGe Troubleshooting Advice – Where to Start

A nuts and bolts look at the inner workings of the mysterious gamma spectroscopy signal chain. In this webinar we will take a ground level approach to understanding how this system works. We will start with how the detector detects events and take you through the plotting of the little dots on your display. Armed with this knowledge, we will then be able to dive into identifying and correcting some of those pesky issues that can affect a lab’s ability to produce quality results, which are both reliable and reproducible.

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Presenter: Craig Hill
Date: 02/20/2019
Length: 63 minutes

 

Maximize your gamma spectroscopy productivity: Techniques for minimizing background in your germanium detectors

In this presentation, we will focus on techniques to reduce the background in your gamma spectroscopy system. Reducing the background allows one to achieve lower MDA’s or reduce the measurement time to reach the desired MDA. Both options enhance the value of your spectroscopy system by making more sensitive measurements or increasing your overall sample throughput. We will focus on germanium-based gamma-spectroscopy systems, but the techniques described in this presentation also apply to other detector systems.

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Presenter: Wilhelm Mueller
Date: 11/14/2018
Length: 65 minutes

 

Meet the all New Series 6LB™ System – For the Ultimate in Alpha/Beta Counting

This one hour webinar will start with a live, on camera overview of the new hardware stressing the ease of maintenance. We will then move on to show the APEX-Alpha/Beta™ software interface as it has been updated for the new Series 6LB. We will also show that many routine tasks can be accessed directly from the Series 6LB without the need to use the attached PC.

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Presenter: Lee Reagan
Date: 9/26/2018
Length: 55 minutes

 

LabSOCS! - The Webinar

This 1-hour webinar provided a general introduction to LabSOCS and ISOCS, focusing on the use of standard LabSOCS geometry templates and the Genie 2000 Geometry Composer application. Several common laboratory sample geometries will be selected as practical examples to demonstrate the LabSOCS modeling and mathematical efficiency calibration process.

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Presenter: Dave Groff
Date: 7/25/2018
Length: 76 minutes

 

Why the SAGe Well Detector Should Be in Your Count Room…

This webinar reviewed the SAGe Well technology and innovations, use with LabSOCS and coincidence summing correction, as well as some applications for which the SAGe Well is particularly “well-suited.”

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Presenter: Wilhelm Mueller
Date: 5/23/2018
Length: 56 minutes

 

Remote Sampling with TRACS & Genie-FieldPro

This webinar reviewed the assembly and use of the Transportable Radiation Analysis Counting System (TRACS) and the Genie-FieldPro software.

  • TRACS is an ultra-portable and complete analysis counting system for the detection and assessment of samples for gamma radiation contamination.
  • The Genie-FieldPro counting interface and TRACS hardware are designed to work dynamically, bringing laboratory-quality measurements directly to the sample site.

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Presenter: Kara Phillips
Date: 3/28/2018
Length: 56 minutes
Link to presentation used in webinar:
Remote Sampling with TRACS & Genie-FieldPro

 

Introduction to Gamma Spectroscopy Fundamentals

This webinar focused on 3 Gamma Spectroscopy topics:

  • Gamma Spectrum Artifacts and Interpretation
  • Reporting and Interpretation
  • Calibrations

There was also plenty of Q&A with Doug.

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Presenter: Doug Van Cleef
Date: 2/28/2018
Length: 47 minutes
Links discussed in webinar:
INL Gamma-Ray Spectrum Catalogue