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2022 R&D 100 Award - SOFIA: Spectrometer Optimized for Facility Integrated Applications

Category: IT/Electrical
Developers: Los Alamos National Laboratory
Co-Developers: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), University of Colorado – Boulder
United States

Product Description: SOFIA (Spectrometer Optimized for Facility Integrated Applications) is the first ultra-high-resolution gamma spectrometer based on low-temperature microcalorimeter technology designed for and demonstrated in nuclear facilities. The instrument provides rapid, high-precision, passive nondestructive analysis to improve nuclear safeguards and security by reducing reliance on costly sampling and time-consuming destructive analysis.

Created April 21, 2023, Updated February 2, 2024