The EXPLODET project: advanced nuclear techniques for humanitarian demining

Citation
G. Viesti et al., The EXPLODET project: advanced nuclear techniques for humanitarian demining, NUCL INST A, 422(1-3), 1999, pp. 918-921
Citations number
7
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Spectroscopy /Instrumentation/Analytical Sciences","Instrumentation & Measurement
Journal title
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
ISSN journal
0168-9002 → ACNP
Volume
422
Issue
1-3
Year of publication
1999
Pages
918 - 921
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(19990211)422:1-3<918:TEPANT>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Abstract
Thermal neutron activation and fast neutron scattering are known to be a us eful tool to detect hidden explosives which present an elevated concentrati on of nitrogen and peculiar elemental ratio for light elements (C, N, O). S uch characteristics can be suitably optimized to detect the small amount of explosives contained in anti-personnel mines (APM) disseminated in former war theatres. We report here on a research program aimed at defining a conc eptual design of a field operated system for APM detection based on neutron induced reactions. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.