Nondestructive detection of hidden chemical compounds with laser Compton-scattering gamma rays.

@article{Hayakawa2009NondestructiveDO,
  title={Nondestructive detection of hidden chemical compounds with laser Compton-scattering gamma rays.},
  author={Takehito Hayakawa and Hideaki Ohgaki and Toshiyuki Shizuma and Ryoichi Hajima and Nobuhiro Kikuzawa and Eisuke John Minehara and Toshiteru Kii and Hiroyuki Toyokawa},
  journal={The Review of scientific instruments},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={
          045110
        }
}
A nondestructive assay method for measuring a shielded chemical compound has been proposed. The chemical compound is measured by using a nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) measurement technique with an energy tunable laser Compton-scattering (LCS) gamma-ray source. This method has an advantage that hidden materials can be detected through heavy shields such as iron plates of a thickness of several centimeters. A detection of a chemical compound of melamine, C(3)H(6)N(6), shielded by 15-mm… CONTINUE READING