Detection of Hidden Explosives by Nanosecond Neutron Analysis Technique

  • A. V. Evsenin
  • A. V. Kuznetsov
  • O. I. Osetrov
  • D. N. Vakhtin
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 138)

Abstract

One of the most promising methods of detection of hidden explosives and other dangerous substances is the so-called, “neutron in, gamma out” technique. The main idea of this method consists in irradiation of suspicious object or volume with neutrons and measurement of secondary γ-radiation caused by interaction of neutrons with the material of the irradiated object. Different chemical elements produce different characteristic γ-radiation as a result of inelastic scattering or capture of neutrons. By decomposing measured γ-spectra into contributions from different chemical elements, one can obtain elemental composition of the explored object and thus determine whether it contains hazardous (e.g. explosive) material or not.

Keywords

Neutron Source Neutron Emission Neutron Generator Hide Object Radium Institute 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Evsenin
    • 1
  • A. V. Kuznetsov
    • 1
  • O. I. Osetrov
    • 1
  • D. N. Vakhtin
    • 1
  1. 1.V. G. Khlopin Radium InstituteSt.-PetersburgRussia

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