Title: Development of the EURITRACK Tagged Neutron Inspection System
Authors: PEROT BertrandPEERANI PAOLOSEQUEIRA VITORSALVATO MARTINO
Citation: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIO vol. 261 p. 295-298
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC37559
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC37559
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: The EURopean Illicit TRAfficing Countermeasures Kit (EURITRACK) project is part of the 6th European Union Framework Program. It aims at developing a Tagged Neutron Inspection System (TNIS) to detect illicit materials, such as explosives and narcotics, in cargo containers. Fast neutron induced reactions produce specific gamma-rays used to determine the chemical composition of the inspected material. The associated particle technique is employed to precisely locate the interaction points of the neutrons. A new deuterium–tritium neutron generator has been developed, including a pixelized alpha particle detector. The TNIS also comprises high-efficiency fast neutron and gamma-ray detectors, a dedicated front-end electronics and an integrated software to entirely drive the system and automatically process the data. Most components have been integrated during last months at Institute Ruder Boskovic, in Zagreb, Croatia. An overview of the TNIS and of its preliminary performances is presented.
JRC Institute:Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen

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