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Research and development of humanitarian landmine detection system by a compact discharge-type fusion neutron source
Author(s): Kiyoshi Yoshikawa; Kai Masuda; Tsuyoshi Misawa; Teruhisa Takamatsu; Kunihito Yamauchi; Yoshiyuki Takahashi; Seiji Shiroya; Eiki Hotta; Masami Ohnishi; Hodaka Osawa
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Paper Abstract

Current results are described on the research and development of the advanced humanitarian landmine detection system by using a compact discharge-type fusion neutron source called IECF (Inertial-Electrostatic Confinement fusion) devices. With a 50 mm-thick water-jacketed IEC device (IEC20C) of 200 mm inner diameter can have produced 107 neutrons/s stably in CW mode for 80 kV and 80 mA. Ample 10.8 MeV γ-rays produced through (n, γ) reaction with nitrogen atoms in the melamine (C3H6N6) powder (explosive simulant) are clearly measured by a BGO-NaI-combined scintillation sensor with distinct difference in case of with/without melamine, indicating identification of the buried landmines feasible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6553, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XII, 65531S (27 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.718069
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Kiyoshi Yoshikawa, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Kai Masuda, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Tsuyoshi Misawa, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Teruhisa Takamatsu, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Kunihito Yamauchi, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Seiji Shiroya, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Eiki Hotta, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Masami Ohnishi, Kansai Univ. (Japan)
Hodaka Osawa, Kansai Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6553:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XII
Russell S. Harmon; J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway, Editor(s)

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