Monte Carlo assessment of soil moisture effect on high-energy thermal neutron capture gamma-ray by 14N.

@article{Pazirandeh2006MonteCA,
  title={Monte Carlo assessment of soil moisture effect on high-energy thermal neutron capture gamma-ray by 14N.},
  author={Ali Pazirandeh and M. Azizi and S Farhad Masoudi},
  journal={Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={1-6}
}
Among many conventional techniques, nuclear techniques have shown to be faster, more reliable, and more effective in detecting explosives. In the present work, neutrons from a 5 Ci Am-Be neutron source being in water tank are captured by elements of soil and landmine (TNT), namely (14)N, H, C, and O. The prompt capture gamma-ray spectrum taken by a NaI (Tl) scintillation detector indicates the characteristic photo peaks of the elements in soil and landmine. In the high-energy region of the… CONTINUE READING