Armenian Journal of Physics


Yousri, A.M. and Osman, A.M. and Kansouh, W.A. and Reda, A.M. and Bashter, I.I. and Megahid, R.M. (2012) SCANNING OF CARGO CONTAINERS BY GAMMA-RAY AND FAST NEUTRON RADIOGRAPHY. Armenian Journal of Physics, 5 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 1829-1171

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This paper describes the combined systems which were installed and tested to detect contraband smuggled in cargo containers. These combined systems are based on radiographers work by gamma-rays emitted from point source 60Co with 0.5 Ci activity and neutrons emitted from point isotopic sources of 252Cf and Pu--Be as well as 14 MeV neutrons emitted from sealed tube neutron generator. The transmitted gamma ray through the inspected object was measured by gamma detection system with NaI(Tl) detector while the transmitted fast neutron beam was measured by a neutron gamma detection system with stilbene organic scintillator. The later possess the capability of discrimination between gamma and neutron pulses using a discrimination system based on pulse shape discrimination method. The measured intensities of primary incident and transmitted beams of gamma-rays and fast neutrons were used to construct 2D cross-sectional images of the inspected objects hidden directly within benign materials of the container and for object screened by high dense material to stop object detection by gamma or X-rays. The constructed images for the inspected objects show the good capability and effectiveness of the installed gamma and neutron radiographers to detect illicit materials hidden in air cargo containers and sea containers of med size. They have also indicated that the developed scanning systems possess the ease of mobility and low cost of scanning.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physics > 07.Instruments, apparatus, components common to several branches of physics
ID Code:455
Deposited By:Prof. Vladimir Aroutiounian
Deposited On:17 Apr 2012 15:44
Last Modified:17 Apr 2012 15:44

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