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Nondestructive control of chemical weapons combining neutron-activation analysis and neutron-radiography techniques
Author(s): Pierre Bach; S. Cluzeau; P. Le Tourneur; J. C. Jaureguy; F. Guir
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Paper Abstract

A project of a transportable neutron system has been designed for nondestructive detection of weapon materials such as chemical agents or explosives. The system combines imaging and identifying techniques, and uses a sealed tube neutron generator GENIE 46. The neutron emitting module is embedded in a moderator/collimator. The resulting mixed 14 MeV and thermal neutron beam allows the user to perform neutron radiography and gamma-ray spectroscopy. Substances to be detected are imaged in a first step and then identified by comparing relative spectral line intensities with those of reference materials. The moderator provides a first level protection against radiation to the operators. This project includes only industrial sub assemblies, transportable by truck to be used in open area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2339, International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications, (3 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204182
Show Author Affiliations
Pierre Bach, SODERN (France)
S. Cluzeau, SODERN (France)
P. Le Tourneur, SODERN (France)
J. C. Jaureguy, DGA (France)
F. Guir, DGA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2339:
International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications
George Vourvopoulos; Themis Paradellis, Editor(s)

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