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Title: NONDESTRUCTIVE IDENTIFICATION OF CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS AND EXPLOSIVES BY NEUTRON GENERATOR-DRIVEN PGNAA

Abstract

Prompt gamma-ray neutron activation analysis (PGNAA) is now a proven method for the identification of chemical warfare agents and explosives in military projectiles and storage containers. Idaho National Laboratory is developing a next-generation PGNAA instrument based on the new Ortec Detective mechanically-cooled HPGe detector and a neutron generator. In this paper we review PGNAA analysis of suspect chemical warfare munitions, and we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of replacing the californium-252 radioisotopic neutron source with a compact accelerator neutron generator.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
912440
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-07-12304
INL/CON-07-12318; TRN: US0800392
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Technical Meeting -- Neutron Generators for Activation Analysis Purposes,Vienna, Austria,02/26/2007,03/02/2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 - INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ACCELERATORS; ACTIVATION ANALYSIS; CALIFORNIUM 252; CHEMICAL WARFARE; CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS; CONTAINERS; EXPLOSIVES; MILITARY EQUIPMENT; NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS; NEUTRON GENERATORS; NEUTRON SOURCES; NEUTRONS; PROJECTILES; STORAGE; chemical weapons; neutron generator; PGNAA

Citation Formats

T. R. Twomey, A. J. Caffrey, and D. L. Chichester. NONDESTRUCTIVE IDENTIFICATION OF CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS AND EXPLOSIVES BY NEUTRON GENERATOR-DRIVEN PGNAA. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
T. R. Twomey, A. J. Caffrey, & D. L. Chichester. NONDESTRUCTIVE IDENTIFICATION OF CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS AND EXPLOSIVES BY NEUTRON GENERATOR-DRIVEN PGNAA. United States.
T. R. Twomey, A. J. Caffrey, and D. L. Chichester. Thu . "NONDESTRUCTIVE IDENTIFICATION OF CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS AND EXPLOSIVES BY NEUTRON GENERATOR-DRIVEN PGNAA". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/912440.
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title = {NONDESTRUCTIVE IDENTIFICATION OF CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS AND EXPLOSIVES BY NEUTRON GENERATOR-DRIVEN PGNAA},
author = {T. R. Twomey and A. J. Caffrey and D. L. Chichester},
abstractNote = {Prompt gamma-ray neutron activation analysis (PGNAA) is now a proven method for the identification of chemical warfare agents and explosives in military projectiles and storage containers. Idaho National Laboratory is developing a next-generation PGNAA instrument based on the new Ortec Detective mechanically-cooled HPGe detector and a neutron generator. In this paper we review PGNAA analysis of suspect chemical warfare munitions, and we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of replacing the californium-252 radioisotopic neutron source with a compact accelerator neutron generator.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Thu Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
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