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Title: Charged Particle Radiography

The Coulomb multiple scattering of charged particles as they pass through material allows them to be used as a radiographic probe. This forms the basis for a new kind of radiography that is finding apmore »plication where conventional x-ray radiography is limited by flux or backgrounds. Charged-particle radiography is providing a versatile new probe that has advantages over conventional x-ray radiography for some unique application. Proton radiography has been used to make quantitative motion pictures of high explosive driven experiments and proves to be of great value for radiographing experiments that mock up nuclear weapon primaries for stockpile certification. By taking advantage of magnetic lens to magnify images and by using the very bright beams that can be made with electrons, charged-particle radiography may be useful for studying the fine spatial detail and very fast motion in laser driven implosion experiments at the National Ignition Facility. Finally, radiographs can be made using cosmic-ray muons for searching vehicles and cargo containers for surreptitious cargo of high z materials such as uranium or plutonium.« less
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Title: Charged Particle Radiography
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Publication Date: 2004-01-07
OSTI Identifier: 1016504
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US1200962
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on January 07, 2004
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE ; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY ; CARGO ; CHARGED PARTICLES ; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES ; CONTAINERS ; ELECTRONS ; IMAGES ; IMPLOSIONS ; LASERS ; MULTIPLE SCATTERING ; MUONS ; NUCLEAR WEAPONS ; PLUTONIUM ; PROBES ; PROTON RADIOGRAPHY ; STOCKPILES ; URANIUM ; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY ; X-RAY RADIOGRAPHY
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:54:18
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27