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Nitrogen camera: detection of antipersonnel mines
Author(s): W. Peter Trower; Anna W. Saunders; Vasiliy I. Shvedunov
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Paper Abstract

We describe a nuclear technique, the nitrogen camera, with which we have produced images of elemental nitrogen in concentrations and with surface densities typical of buried plastic anti-personnel mines. We have, under laboratory conditions, obtained images of nitrogen in amounts substantially less than in these small 200 g mines. We report our progress in creating the enabling technology to make the nitrogen camera a field deployable instrument: a mobile 70 MeV electron racetrack microtron and scintillator/semiconductor materials and the detectors based on them.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 January 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2933, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Methods and Technologies, (6 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.263147
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W. Peter Trower, World Physics Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Anna W. Saunders, World Physics Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Vasiliy I. Shvedunov, World Physics Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2933:
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Methods and Technologies
Wade Ishimoto, Editor(s)

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