Berkeley Nucleonics SAM 950 Ruggedized Isotope Identifier

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Berkeley Nucleonics SAM 950 Ruggedized Isotope Identifier is a RIID detector designed to meet the requirements of ANSI 42.34 criteria for hand-held instruments for the detection and identification of radionuclides. This Isotope Identifier is mostly used in Forensics, Survey Meter, Spectral Analysis, Secondary Screening, Isotope Confirmation, Dose Rate Meter, Data Logging, Source Locator, and also as an Iridium detector.
Application: Secondary Radiation Screening, Medical / Industrial Nuclear Controls, Event Management, Health Physics / Hazmat Support, Port and Border Law Enforcement

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Berkeley Nucleonics SAM 950 Ruggedized Isotope Identifier‘s most innovative “Smartphone-based handheld RIID” feature offers a superb solution for challenging Homeland Security requirements in the United States and other countries. This rugged hand-held radiation detection system is specifically designed for first responders, nuclear material field analysis, and challenging military applications.
Features of Berkeley Nucleonics SAM 950 Ruggedized Isotope Identifier:

  • Designed to meet all ANSI N42.34 requirements
  • Ruggedized Design – Water & Shock Resistant
  • PDA based hand-held RIID (patented)
  • One-click reach back connect (send files automatically)
  • Automatic System Calibration and Stabilization
  • Database protocol for log files and alarm events
  • Solid-state or 3He neutron detector
  • Multimedia support
  • LED flashlight for target identification
  • Touch screen with gesture control

Additional information

Weight 5 kg

Berkeley Nucleonics

Model No.

SAM 950

Measuring Parameters

Gamma Radiation, Neutron Emissions, Dose Rate Range, Isotope Identification

Energy Range(Gamma)

20 keV to 3.0 MeV

Dose rate range

0 to 10 mR/h (NaI), 10 mR/h to 10R/h (GM)


NaI Detectors <7% @ 662 keV
LaBr3 Detectors <3% @ 662 keV
CeBr3 Detectors <4% @ 662 keV


5 inch Touch Screen

Detector Types

NaI(Tl): 1.5”x1.5”, 2.0”x2.0”, 3.0”x3.0”;
LaBr3 / CeBr3: 1.5”x1.5”, 2.0”x2.0”;
GM Tube: Gain Compensated Geiger-Muller Detector;
Solid State Neutron: 4 cm2;
active area, 20% thermal N eff., γ rej. 1:107

Operating Temperature

-15℃(5℉) to 50℃(122℉)

Operating Humidity

10 to 80%, non-condensing


Android Based Application (PeakAbout) for Smartphones, Tablets.
Windows Based application for Command Center integration.


CMOS 13.0 MP


Built-in GPS in Smartphone


Micro USB 2.0, IP65

Nuclide Identification

According to ANSI N42.34, isotope/category/confidence report


7.6 X 14 X 8.4 in (19.2 X 35.6 X 21.4 cm)


<30 lbs.; 9.5 lbs (4.3 kg)

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