Detection and identification of explosives and illicit drugs using neutron based techniques

A. Papp, J. Csikai

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Some methods developed in collaboration between the ATOMKI and IEP for bulk hydrogen analysis and for the detection and identification of illicit drugs are presented. Advantages and limitations of neutron techniques (reflection, transmission, elastic and inelastic scatterings, leakage spectra and angular yields of Be(d,n), Pu-Be, D-D, D-T and 252Cf neutrons transmitted from thick samples, effects of hidden materials) are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-371
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2011



  • Bulk hydrogen analysis
  • Humanitarian de-mining
  • Neutron flux determination
  • Neutron moderation
  • Neutron spectrometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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