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Imaging & Analysis

X-ray imaging is a well-established technique used for non-destructive testing on a huge variety of specimens. The field of applications for this valuable technique has been further expanded by the use of neutrons in radiography and tomography. Neutrons have a high penetration depth for many materials which are practically opaque for x-rays; furthermore, excellent and even isotope-specific contrast is achieved for many light materials. This fact renders neutron radiography and tomography powerful tools complementary to x-ray imaging techniques, which have encountered a tremendous increase in popularity in non-destructive testing applications. Furthermore, the magnetic moment of a neutron gives access to new methods such as the spatially resolved investigation of magnetic structures and magnetic fields, an area which up to now has been barely explored. Neutron imaging combined with elemental analysis using prompt-gamma activation analysis (PGAA) opens up a large variety of applications from engineering and archeometry through to solid state physics. The conventional neutron activation analysis (NAA )is carried out by the Radiochemistry Munich also at the FRM II.

Instrument

Description

Operated by

ANTARES

Cold neutron radiography and tomography station

TUM

MEDAPP

Medical irradiation treatment, biological and technical irradiations

TUM

NECTAR

Radiography and tomography using fission neutrons

TUM

PGAA

Prompt gamma activation analysis

Uni Köln

NAA

neutron activation analysis

Radiochemistry Munich

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The Joint Research Activity Imaging The Joint Research Activity Imaging Nikolay Kardjilov from HZB explains how neutrons can help visualising materials.

Nikolay Kardjilov from HZB explains how neutrons can help visualising materials. © NMI3

MLZ is a cooperation between:

Technische Universität München> Technische Universität MünchenHelmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht> Helmholtz-Zentrum GeesthachtForschungszentrum Jülich> Forschungszentrum Jülich