Digital electronics aids for easy operations. API 120 Neutron Generator is designed for continuous output, with a built-in alpha detector.
- Inelastic scattering, Associated particle imaging
- Typical lifetime: 1,200 hours @ 1 x 107n/s
- Portable, compact; less than 15kg (33 lb.)
- Digital electronics for operational flexibility
- Low power, less than 50w
Includes: Alpha detector, in the form of a fiber-optic plate coated with scintillator material (either P-47 or ZnO:Ce), top-coated with aluminum; Alternatively, customer may specify and procure an alpha detector. For compatibility with our processing, customer-provided detectors cannot contain organic or volatile materials and they need to be able to withstand high temperatures.
- Explosive detection
- Buried land mines
- Chemical weapons detection
- UXO analysis
- Drugs and other illicit materials detection
- In-Vivo body composition
Inelastic scattering reactions are the basis for elemental imaging using the APl technique. When 14 MeV neutrons are produced by the D-T reaction, an associated 3.5 MeV alpha particle is emitted that is correlated in time and space with the neutron. By detecting the correlated alpha particle, the direction of the associated neutron can be localized in a narrow “beam”. Neutrons in the “beam” interact through prompt inelastic scattering with the elements in the material under investigation and emit gamma rays. A user-supplied time-of-flight system determines the time between the detection of the alpha particle and the crcording of the gamma ray by a photon detector such as a Nal scintilator.