Neutron-based techniques for detection of explosives and drugs

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Systematic measurements were carried out on the possible use of elastically backscattered Pu-Be neutrons combined with the thermal neutron reflection method for the identification of landmines and illicit drugs via the detection of H, C, N, and O elements as their major constituents. While our present results show that these methods are capable of indicating the anomalies in bulky materials and observation of the major elements, determination of the exact atom fractions needs further investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-784
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
Issue number3-6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 22 2001


  • Neutron spectrometry
  • Neutron transport processes
  • Nuclear data analysis
  • Sources of neutrons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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