Accession Number : AD1027489

Title :   Basic Research on Remote Sensing of Fissile Materials utilizing Gamma-rays and Neutrons

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,16 Jul 2009,15 Jul 2013

Corporate Author : Ohio University Athens United States

Personal Author(s) : Ingram,David C

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Report Date : 01 Feb 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The nuclear reaction cross-sections for photo-fission gamma-rays and fast neutron generation relevant to the detection of contraband fissile materials have been measured and published in the scientific literature. In the case of the 11B(d,ny) 12C reaction the previously published cross-section for the 15 MeV gamma-ray was found to be a factor of two too high. Many additional potential neutron generating reactions were identified as part of this program, in particular reactions which are kinetically collimated. In addition to the basic research performed on this contract two graduate students and four undergraduate students were trained in various aspects of nuclear science and engineering.

Descriptors :   gamma rays , fissile materials , NEUTRONS , REMOTE SENSING , NEUTRON CROSS SECTIONS , PHOTON CROSS SECTIONS

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE