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Title: Explosives Detection and Identification by PGNAA

Abstract

The feasibility of using field-portable prompt gamma-ray neutron activation analysis (PGNAA) to detect and identify explosives in improvised nuclear devices has been studied computationally, using the Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP) code developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Monte Carlo results, in turn were tested experimentally using explosive simulants and the PINS PGNAA system developed at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The results of the MCNP calculations and PINS measurements have been previously reported. In this report we describe measurements performed on actual explosives and compare the results with calculations. The calculations and measurements were in good agreement and indicate that most explosives are readily distinguishable from one another by PGNAA

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
911698
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-06-01210
TRN: US0800090
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 - INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; DETECTION; EXPLOSIVES; LANL; NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS; explosives; Monte Carlo; prompt gamma-ray neutron activation analysis

Citation Formats

E. H. Seabury, and A. J. Caffrey. Explosives Detection and Identification by PGNAA. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/911698.
E. H. Seabury, & A. J. Caffrey. Explosives Detection and Identification by PGNAA. United States. doi:10.2172/911698.
E. H. Seabury, and A. J. Caffrey. Sat . "Explosives Detection and Identification by PGNAA". United States. doi:10.2172/911698. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/911698.
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title = {Explosives Detection and Identification by PGNAA},
author = {E. H. Seabury and A. J. Caffrey},
abstractNote = {The feasibility of using field-portable prompt gamma-ray neutron activation analysis (PGNAA) to detect and identify explosives in improvised nuclear devices has been studied computationally, using the Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP) code developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Monte Carlo results, in turn were tested experimentally using explosive simulants and the PINS PGNAA system developed at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The results of the MCNP calculations and PINS measurements have been previously reported. In this report we describe measurements performed on actual explosives and compare the results with calculations. The calculations and measurements were in good agreement and indicate that most explosives are readily distinguishable from one another by PGNAA},
doi = {10.2172/911698},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
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