Material Identification Technology (MIT) concept technical feasibility study

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The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) has initiated the design and development of a novel pulsed accelerator-based, active interrogation concept. The proposed concept, referred to as the Material Identification Technology (MIT), enables rapid (between accelerator pulses), non-destructive, elemental composition analysis of both nuclear and non-nuclear materials. Applications of this technique include material monitoring in support of counter-proliferation activities, such as export controls (at domestic and international inspection locations), SNM controls, nuclear weapon dismantlement, and chemical weapon verification. Material Identification Technology combines a pulsed, X-ray source (an electron accelerator) and a gamma detection system. The accelerator must maximize neutron production (pulse ... continued below

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Jones, J.L.; Harker, Y.D.; Yoon, W.Y. & Johnson, L.O. September 1, 1993.

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The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) has initiated the design and development of a novel pulsed accelerator-based, active interrogation concept. The proposed concept, referred to as the Material Identification Technology (MIT), enables rapid (between accelerator pulses), non-destructive, elemental composition analysis of both nuclear and non-nuclear materials. Applications of this technique include material monitoring in support of counter-proliferation activities, such as export controls (at domestic and international inspection locations), SNM controls, nuclear weapon dismantlement, and chemical weapon verification. Material Identification Technology combines a pulsed, X-ray source (an electron accelerator) and a gamma detection system. The accelerator must maximize neutron production (pulse width, beam current, beam energy, and repetition rate) and minimize photon dose to the object. Current available accelerator technology can meet these requirements. The detection system must include detectors which provide adequate gamma energy resolution capability, rapid recovery after the initial X-ray interrogation pulse, and multiple single gamma event detection between accelerator pulses. Further research is required to develop the detection system. This report provides the initial feasibility assessment of the MIT concept.

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INIS; OSTI as DE94008812

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  • Other Information: PBD: Sep 1993

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  • Other: DE94008812
  • Report No.: WINCO--1147
  • Grant Number: AC07-84ID12435
  • DOI: 10.2172/142536 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 142536
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc619020

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Jones, J.L.; Harker, Y.D.; Yoon, W.Y. & Johnson, L.O. Material Identification Technology (MIT) concept technical feasibility study, report, September 1, 1993; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc619020/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.