Beam Physics Seminar

Friday, January 11, 2002
10:30 AM
ARC Bldg. Room 231/233

MeV Electron Beams for Detection of Explosives

Andrei Afanasev

Various techniques for detection of concealed explosives will be reviewed. Nuclear methods appear to be the most realiable and efficient. Certain nuclear reactions induces by photons in the energy range of tens of MeV may signal presence of high concentration of nitrogen and oxygen characteristic for explosives. Implementation of appropriate techniques would require continuous beam electron accelerators with variable energies under 100 MeV.

Talk Slides: PDF

(Coffee & Cookies before the seminar starting 10:00 AM)