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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.
Cold neutron radiography and tomography station
Medical irradiation treatment, biological and technical irradiations
Radiography and tomography using fission neutrons