6 January 1997 Nitrogen camera: detection of antipersonnel mines
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Proceedings Volume 2933, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Methods and Technologies; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.263147
Event: Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security, 1996, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
We describe a nuclear technique, the nitrogen camera, with which we have produced images of elemental nitrogen in concentrations and with surface densities typical of buried plastic anti-personnel mines. We have, under laboratory conditions, obtained images of nitrogen in amounts substantially less than in these small 200 g mines. We report our progress in creating the enabling technology to make the nitrogen camera a field deployable instrument: a mobile 70 MeV electron racetrack microtron and scintillator/semiconductor materials and the detectors based on them.
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W. Peter Trower, Anna W. Saunders, Vasiliy I. Shvedunov, "Nitrogen camera: detection of antipersonnel mines", Proc. SPIE 2933, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Methods and Technologies, (6 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.263147; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.263147
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