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Vol. 245, Issue 6, October 2020, pp. 36-40




High Energy Photo-Neutron Interrogation of Uranium
with Tensioned Metastable Fluid Detectors

1 Nathan M. Boyle, 2 Brian C. Archambault and 1, * Rusi P. Taleyarkhan

1 Purdue University, MFARL Laboratory, 3601 Sagamore Pkwy N, Lafayette IN, 47904, USA
2 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 902 Battelle Boulevard, Richland WA, USA
1 Tel.: + 7653131876

* E-mail: rusi@purdue.edu


Received: 15 August 2020 /Accepted: 28 September 2020 /Published: 30 October 2020

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems


Abstract: Active special nuclear material (SNM) photoneutron interrogation research with Tensioned Metastable Fluid Detector (TMFD) sensor technology demonstrated the TMFD technology to readily and conclusively detect the presence of SNM while remaining insensitive to the intense 36,000 R h-1 9 MeV endpoint X-ray background. Results for the centrifugally and acoustically tensioned metastable fluid detectors show how SNM (uranium) fission neutron energy detection thresholds can be used to detect SNMs under intense radiation conditions wherein conventional state-of-art detectors get saturated.


Keywords: Active Photon Interrogation, Special Nuclear Material, Linear Accelerator, Tension Metastable Fluid Detectors.


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