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Detection of explosive materials using gamma radiation
Author(s): Esam M. A. Hussein
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Paper Abstract

Compton scattering and photoelectric absorption of gamma rays are used as indicators of material electron density and mean atomic number, respectively. These indicators are shown to be adequate for discriminating explosive materials from other organic or polymer materials of similar mass densities. A transmission-scattering map is shown, experimentally and by Monte Carlo simulation, to provide a useful and simple indicator for the presence or absence of explosives.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2276, Cargo Inspection Technologies, (6 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.189180
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Esam M. A. Hussein, Univ. of New Brunswick (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2276:
Cargo Inspection Technologies
Andre H. Lawrence, Editor(s)

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