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Detection of explosive materials using nuclear radiation: a critical review
Author(s): Esam M. A. Hussein
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Paper Abstract

A number of nuclear techniques have been utilized or considered for detecting concealed explosives. These techniques range from those utilizing multi-energetic x rays to those relying on high energy photons or neutrons. The physical principles behind these methods are reviewed. Each technique is critically examined, in view of its ability to distinguish explosive materials from other common materials of similar composition. The suitability of each method for use in airport security also is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 February 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1736, X-Ray Detector Physics and Applications, (3 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140470
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Esam M. A. Hussein, Univ. of New Brunswick (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1736:
X-Ray Detector Physics and Applications
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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