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Analysis of complex targets using fast neutrons
Author(s): Curtis J. Bell; Ronald A. Krauss; Richard C. Lanza
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Paper Abstract

This work presents an exploration of several techniques for characterization of unknown multiple substances using interactions of fast neutrons with certain isotopic species. The techniques considered use these interactions to measure elemental densities to indicate the type of material being studied. Issues to be considered for practical application in security technology are spatial resolution, dilution effects, and size and cost limitations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2092, Substance Detection Systems, (28 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.171269
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Curtis J. Bell, FAA Technical Ctr. (United States)
Ronald A. Krauss, FAA Technical Ctr. (United States)
Richard C. Lanza, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2092:
Substance Detection Systems
Geoffrey L. Harding; Richard C. Lanza; Lawrence J. Myers; Peter A. Young, Editor(s)

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