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Title: Body composition to climate change studies - the many facets of neutron induced prompt gamma-ray analysis

Abstract

In-vivo body composition analysis of humans and animals and in-situ analysis of soil using fast neutron inelastic scattering and thermal neutron capture induced prompt-gamma rays have been described. By measuring carbon (C), nitrogen (N) and oxygen (O), protein, fat and water are determined. C determination in soil has become important for understanding below ground carbon sequestration process in the light of climate change studies. Various neutron sources ranging from radio isotopic to compact 14 MeV neutron generators employing the associated particle neutron time-of-flight technique or micro-second pulsing were implemented. Gamma spectroscopy using recently developed digital multi-channel analyzers has also been described.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
944115
Report Number(s):
BNL-81726-2008-CP
R&D Project: 10404; TRN: US0900528
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Nuclear and Radiochemistry Symposium (NUCAR 2009); Mumbai, India; 20090107 through 20090110
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ANIMALS; BODY COMPOSITION; CARBON; CARBON SEQUESTRATION; CLIMATES; FAST NEUTRONS; FATS; GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY; IN VIVO; INELASTIC SCATTERING; MULTI-CHANNEL ANALYZERS; NEUTRON GENERATORS; NEUTRON SOURCES; NEUTRONS; NITROGEN; OXYGEN; RADIOCHEMISTRY; SOILS; THERMAL NEUTRONS; WATER

Citation Formats

Mitra, S. Body composition to climate change studies - the many facets of neutron induced prompt gamma-ray analysis. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Mitra, S. Body composition to climate change studies - the many facets of neutron induced prompt gamma-ray analysis. United States.
Mitra, S. 2008. "Body composition to climate change studies - the many facets of neutron induced prompt gamma-ray analysis". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/944115.
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abstractNote = {In-vivo body composition analysis of humans and animals and in-situ analysis of soil using fast neutron inelastic scattering and thermal neutron capture induced prompt-gamma rays have been described. By measuring carbon (C), nitrogen (N) and oxygen (O), protein, fat and water are determined. C determination in soil has become important for understanding below ground carbon sequestration process in the light of climate change studies. Various neutron sources ranging from radio isotopic to compact 14 MeV neutron generators employing the associated particle neutron time-of-flight technique or micro-second pulsing were implemented. Gamma spectroscopy using recently developed digital multi-channel analyzers has also been described.},
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