In the framework of the NATO Science for Peace and Security program, an innovative high spatial resolution neutron imaging system is currently being developed.

Within the context of assuring free and secure cargo transportation across international frontiers, this detector will be a key part of a contraband detection system, based on fast-neutron resonance radiography.

The neutron imaging system is based on hydrogenous scintillator converter screens and single- or multiple-gated intensified camera systems (ICCD). A key element is a newly-developed optical amplifier which generates sufficient light for the high-speed intensified camera system, even from relatively faint light sources. Utilizing the Time-of-Flight (TOF) method in conjunction with a nanosecond-pulsed neutron beam, the detector is capable of simultaneously taking up to 8 radiographic images, each at a different neutron energy.

This project is a cooperation of Soreq NRC Israel, the Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt Germany and the Israel Police Bomb Disposal Division.


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last update 26.11.2009