Observation of 238 U photofission products

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Engineering
Department Civil & Environmental Engineering
Creator Yang, Haori
Other Author Wehe, D. K.; Jones, M. H.
Title Observation of 238 U photofission products
Date 2006
Description Abstract-Sophisticated solutions are being developed by researchers to improve detection of clandestine fissile material. In this work, a simpler approach is investigated as an interim solution. Using the existing 9-MeV X-ray radiography units deployed for cargo inspection, delayed fission product gamma rays from induced photofission are seen minutes after probing a small sample of 238U. By acquiring both time and energy information, a relatively large number of usable fission products can be identified. Using the radiographic images along with an efficient portable scintillator capable of detecting gamma rays above 3 MeV may provide a cost-effective improvement to existing inspection systems.
Type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Volume 53
Issue 3
First Page 1430
Last Page 1434
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Wehe, D. K., Yang, H., & Jones, M. H. (2006). Observation of 238 U photofission products. Transactions on Nuclear Science, 53(3), 1430-4. June.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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