27 February 1997 Uses of 252Cf in testing and monitoring
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Proceedings Volume 2867, International Conference Neutrons in Research and Industry; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.267895
Event: Fifth International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques: Neutrons in Research and Industry, 1996, Crete, Greece
Abstract
This paper identifies the unique characteristics of 252Cf as a neutron source and shows how they are utilized in nondestructive testing of industrial materials and monitoring of engineering processes. Conventional use of the source to produce the thermal neutrons needed in radiography and neutron activation analysis is reviewed. The ability to directly employ the fast neutrons emitted by 252Cf is demonstrated by a number of transmission, activation and scattering methods. Techniques that use this source to assay fissionable materials are also discussed.
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Esam M. A. Hussein, Esam M. A. Hussein, "Uses of 252Cf in testing and monitoring", Proc. SPIE 2867, International Conference Neutrons in Research and Industry, (27 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.267895; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.267895
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