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Concept design of a transportable high-resolution neutron radiography system
Author(s): George H. Gillespie; Gerry E. McMichael; George R. Imel
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Paper Abstract

An initial design for a high-resolution, transportable neutron radiography system concept has been developed.The system requirement is taken to be a thermal neutron flux of 106 with a L/D of 100. The approach is to use an accelerator-driven neutron source, with a radiofrequency quadrupole (RFQ) as the primary accelerator component. Initial concepts for all of the major components of the system have been developed, and selected key parts, such as the RFQ and target-moderator subsystems, have been examined further. The concept features a compact trailer-mounted configuration during transport, with deployable neutron production and radiographic imaging assemblies. An overview of the system design is presented, together with brief descriptions of the concepts for each of the major subsystems. Studies completed for the RFQ and moderator are summarized, and issues identified during the course of the work are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2867, International Conference Neutrons in Research and Industry, (27 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.267928
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George H. Gillespie, G. H. Gillespie Associates, Inc. (United States)
Gerry E. McMichael, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
George R. Imel, Argonne National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2867:
International Conference Neutrons in Research and Industry
George Vourvopoulos, Editor(s)

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