Accession Number : ADA554870


Title :   Neutron-Activated Gamma-Emission: Technology Review


Descriptive Note : Progress rept. Jan-Mar 2010


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD


Personal Author(s) : Litz, Marc ; Waits, Christopher ; Mullins, Jennifer


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a554870.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : This report describes the technical basis for the technology in place using neutron-activated gamma-backscatter techniques. Commercially available systems are used. The details of the capabilities and differences in these systems can best be compared when the technical details are understood. The choices between types of electronic neutron generators are described. The types of gamma-detectors are described and compared. The analysis techniques that produce the results within minutes are compared for accuracy, reliability, statistical validity, and speed of acquisition. The potential for use in three identified concept of operations (CONOPS) are described.


Descriptors :   *GAMMA NEUTRON REACTIONS , DETECTORS , ELECTRONICS , GENERATORS , NEUTRONS , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , VALIDATION , VELOCITY


Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE