Inspection of extended objects with fast neutrons: numerical tests

A. Bortolotti, J.S. Brzosko, I. Ingrosso, F. Mezzetti, V. Nardi, C. Powell, B.V. Robouch

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This paper presents a pilot study on numerical simulations of images produced when 14.7 MeV neutrons are considered for the inspection of extended objects. The simulations are performed using a 3-D Monte Carlo subroutine complex (3D-MCSC-RWR) that is free of limitations in the representation of the system and operates in continuum space on point-wise nuclear data files. Numerically generated images prove that the image of a void (Ø = 2 mm, h = 2 mm) in an iron slab (10 cm) can be recorded by a real-time recording-system if a 1012-1013neutrons/pulse source is considered, as for the case of a plasma focus machine. © 1992.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473 - 476
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 1992
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Instrumentation
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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