Combined source of bremsstrahlung and neutron radiation

A. Yu Basai, G. I. Burov, V. G. Volkov, V. M. Golovkov, V. V. Isaev, V. S. Pushin, V. L. Chakhlov, Mikhail Mikhailovich Shtein

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Abstract

A combined source of bremsstrahlung and neutron radiation based on a small-sized 10-MeV KPAB betatron is described. The dose rate of 10-MeV bremsstrahlung radiation at a distance of 1 m is 0.16 Gy/min. Neutron yields from LiD, Be, 238U, and Pb targets are presented. The estimated maximum neutron yield is 1.6 × 109 neutron/s with LiD used as a converter. The source may be used for monitoring the contents of large-sized containers and baggage, using the radiography method, and for detecting fissile materials. The sensitivity of the radiographic testing is 1.5%. The threshold of detectability of fissile materials is 5 mg of 235U; if the setup parameters are optimized, it is estimated to be 0.1 mg of 235U.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-37
Number of pages3
JournalInstruments and Experimental Techniques
Volume41
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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Basai, A. Y., Burov, G. I., Volkov, V. G., Golovkov, V. M., Isaev, V. V., Pushin, V. S., ... Shtein, M. M. (1998). Combined source of bremsstrahlung and neutron radiation. Instruments and Experimental Techniques, 41(1), 35-37.

Combined source of bremsstrahlung and neutron radiation. / Basai, A. Yu; Burov, G. I.; Volkov, V. G.; Golovkov, V. M.; Isaev, V. V.; Pushin, V. S.; Chakhlov, V. L.; Shtein, Mikhail Mikhailovich.

In: Instruments and Experimental Techniques, Vol. 41, No. 1, 1998, p. 35-37.

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Basai, AY, Burov, GI, Volkov, VG, Golovkov, VM, Isaev, VV, Pushin, VS, Chakhlov, VL & Shtein, MM 1998, 'Combined source of bremsstrahlung and neutron radiation', Instruments and Experimental Techniques, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 35-37.
Basai AY, Burov GI, Volkov VG, Golovkov VM, Isaev VV, Pushin VS et al. Combined source of bremsstrahlung and neutron radiation. Instruments and Experimental Techniques. 1998;41(1):35-37.
Basai, A. Yu ; Burov, G. I. ; Volkov, V. G. ; Golovkov, V. M. ; Isaev, V. V. ; Pushin, V. S. ; Chakhlov, V. L. ; Shtein, Mikhail Mikhailovich. / Combined source of bremsstrahlung and neutron radiation. In: Instruments and Experimental Techniques. 1998 ; Vol. 41, No. 1. pp. 35-37.
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