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Inspection techniques based on neutron interrogation
Author(s): Tsahi Gozani
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Paper Abstract

Nuclear based techniques, and among them the neutron based ones, provide two essential ingredients for effective substance detection, ability to detect and recognize as many signatures of the relevant chemical elements as possible (i.e., high specificity) and to do it on as small as possible volume of the interrogated object (i.e., imaging capabilities). Various techniques and their imaging capabilities, implementation and proper applications are reviewed. Active techniques based on thermal neutron capture (TNA) and fast neutron (mostly) inelastic scattering in various temporal regimes: steady state, slow (microsecond) and fast (nanosecond) pulsing is reviewed. Neutron resonance attenuation (NRA) based techniques also are discussed and evaluated within the envelope of existing and future applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2936, Physics-Based Technologies for the Detection of Contraband, (6 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266265
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Tsahi Gozani, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2936:
Physics-Based Technologies for the Detection of Contraband
Lyle O. Malotky; John J. Pennella, Editor(s)

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