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Measurement of 14 MeV neutron-induced prompt gamma-ray spectra from 15 elements found in cargo containers
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2008 (English)In: Applied Radiation and Isotopes, ISSN 0969-8043, E-ISSN 1872-9800, Vol. 66, no 4, p. 421-434Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Within the EURopean Illicit TRAfficking Countermeasures Kit (EURITRACK) project, the gamma-ray spectra produced in a series of materials by 14-MeV tagged-neutron beams have been collected in the inspection portal equipped with large volume Nal(Tl) detectors, in order to build a database of signatures for various elements: C, N, O, Na, Al, Si, Cl, K, Ca, Cr, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Pb. The measured spectra have been compared with prediction from Monte Carlo simulations to verify the consistency of the relevant nuclear data inputs. This library of measured 14-MeV neutron-induced gamma-ray spectra is currently used in a data processing algorithm to unfold the energy spectra of the transported goods into elementary contributions, thus allowing material identification.

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2008. Vol. 66, no 4, p. 421-434
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EURITRACK, 14-MeV neutron-induced gamma rays, Monte Carlo simulation, inspection system, hidden explosives, radiography, beams
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-17444DOI: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2007.11.011ISI: 000254812800002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-39649087585OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-17444DiVA, id: diva2:335488
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QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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