Title: Measurement of 14 MeV Neutron-induced Prompt Gamma-ray Spectra from 15 Elements Found in Cargo Containers
Authors: PEROT BertrandCARASCO CedricBERNARD S.MARIANI A.SZABO J-LSANNIE G.VALKOVIC V.SUDAC D.VIESTI G.LUNARDON M.BOTOSSO C.NEBBIA G.PESENTE S.MORETTO S.ZENONI A.DONZELLA A.MOSZYNSKI M.GIERLIK M.KLAMRA W.LE TOURNEUR P.LHUISSIER M.COLONNA A.TINTORI C.PEERANI PAOLOSEQUEIRA VITORSALVATO MARTINO
Citation: APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES vol. 66 no. 4 p. 421 - 434
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Publication Year: 2008
JRC Publication N°: JRC42661
ISSN: 0969-8043
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC42661
DOI: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2007.11.011
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: Within the EURITRACK project (EURopean Illicit TRAfficking Countermeasures Kit), 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 NaI(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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