28 December 1992 Detection of explosive materials using nuclear radiation: a critical review
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Proceedings Volume 10264, The Aviation Security Problem and Related Technologies: A Critical Review; 102640G (1992); doi: 10.1117/12.141390
Event: San Diego '92, 1992, San Diego, CA, United States
Abstract
A number of nuclear techniques have been utilized or considered for detecting concealed explosives. Theses technique range form those utilizing multi-energetic x-rays to those relying on high energy photons or neutrons. The physical principles behind these methods are reviewed. Each technique is critically examined, in view of its ability to distinguish explosive materials form other common materials of similar composition. The suitability of each method for use in airport security is also assessed.
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Esam M. A. Hussein, "Detection of explosive materials using nuclear radiation: a critical review", Proc. SPIE 10264, The Aviation Security Problem and Related Technologies: A Critical Review, 102640G (28 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.141390; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.141390
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Explosives

Explosives detection

Nuclear radiation

Photons

X-rays

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