Adaptation of a neutron diffraction detector to coded aperture imaging

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A coded aperture neutron imaging system developed at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has demonstrated that it is possible to record not only a flux of thermal neutrons at some position, but also the directions from whence they came. This realization of an idea which defied the conventional wisdom has provided a device which has never before been available to the nuclear physics community. A number of potential applications have been explored, including (1) counting warheads on a bus or in a storage area, (2) investigating inhomogeneities in drums of Pu-containing waste to facilitate non-destructive assays, (3) monitoring of vaults containing ... continued below

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Vanier, P.E. & Forman, L. February 1, 1997.

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A coded aperture neutron imaging system developed at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has demonstrated that it is possible to record not only a flux of thermal neutrons at some position, but also the directions from whence they came. This realization of an idea which defied the conventional wisdom has provided a device which has never before been available to the nuclear physics community. A number of potential applications have been explored, including (1) counting warheads on a bus or in a storage area, (2) investigating inhomogeneities in drums of Pu-containing waste to facilitate non-destructive assays, (3) monitoring of vaults containing accountable materials, (4) detection of buried land mines, and (5) locating solid deposits of nuclear material held up in gaseous diffusion plants.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97002840

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  • ARS `97: American Nuclear Society (ANS) international meeting on advanced reactors safety, Orlando, FL (United States), 1-5 Jun 1997

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  • Other: DE97002840
  • Report No.: BNL--63867
  • Report No.: CONF-970607--4
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 486153
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675719

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Vanier, P.E. & Forman, L. Adaptation of a neutron diffraction detector to coded aperture imaging, article, February 1, 1997; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc675719/: accessed December 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.