Neutron Imaging

In its neutron beam facility, the OSURR is able to deliver a relatively-clean, small-sized (< 30 mm diameter) thermal neutron beam to a workbench, where neutron imaging can be performed.
See the university's Nuclear Analysis and Radiation Sensor (NARS) Laboratory site for more information.

eutron images of the ASTM standards
Neutron images of the ASTM standards: (a) the Sensitivity Indicator and (b) its neutron image; (c) the Beam Purity Indicator (BPI) and (d) its neutron image.
Top-down view of a high performance neutron imaging apparatus used at the neutron beam facility
Top-down view of a high performance neutron imaging apparatus used at the neutron beam facility

 

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Neutron Imaging is:

-Nondestructive technique for measuring transmission of neutrons through an object
-Complementary to X-ray imaging in its ability to see light isotopes such as hydrogen
-Example applications: determination of Gd thin film thickness, Li-ion distribution in battery