Monte Carlo simulations towards semi-quantitative prompt gamma activation imaging

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Abstract

Numerous non-destructive techniques utilize neutron attenuation, scattering or capture to gain morphological, structural or elemental information about the material under study. However, few attempts have been made so far to use neutron-induced gamma radiation for 3D element mapping. The first ever facility using direct scanning for element imaging was set up at the Budapest Research Reactor. It was shown that the position-sensitive prompt-gamma detection (PGAI) enables us to determine the spatial distribution of major elements. Iterative Monte Carlo simulation technique has also been developed to provide not only qualitative but also semi-quantitative element distribution of a simple object.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume638
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 11 2011

Keywords

  • (nγ) reaction
  • 3D elemental imaging
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • PGAI
  • Prompt gamma activation imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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