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Detection of explosive materials using nuclear radiation: a critical review
Author(s): Esam M. A. Hussein
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Paper Abstract

A number of nuclear techniques have been utilized or considered for detecting concealed explosives. Theses technique range form those utilizing multi-energetic x-rays to those relying on high energy photons or neutrons. The physical principles behind these methods are reviewed. Each technique is critically examined, in view of its ability to distinguish explosive materials form other common materials of similar composition. The suitability of each method for use in airport security is also assessed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10264, The Aviation Security Problem and Related Technologies: A Critical Review, 102640G (28 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.141390
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Esam M. A. Hussein, Univ. of New Brunswick (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10264:
The Aviation Security Problem and Related Technologies: A Critical Review
Wagih H. Makky, Editor(s)

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