Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Passive Gamma-ray and Neutron Imaging Systems f...

Electronic data

  • sensors-504818-ori

    Accepted author manuscript, 1 MB, PDF document

    Available under license: CC BY: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Links

Text available via DOI:

View graph of relations

Passive Gamma-ray and Neutron Imaging Systems for National Security and Nuclear Non-proliferation in Controlled and Uncontrolled Detection Areas: Review of Past and Current Status

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Published
Article number2638
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/06/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>Sensors
Issue number11
Volume19
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Global concern for the illicit transportation and trafficking of nuclear materials and other radioactive sources is on the rise, with efficient and rapid security and non-proliferation technologies in more demand than ever. Many factors contribute to this issue, including the increasing number of terrorist cells, gaps in security networks, politically unstable states across the globe and the black-market trading of radioactive sources to unknown parties. The use of passive gamma-ray and neutron detection and imaging technologies in security-sensitive areas and ports has had more impact than most other techniques in detecting and deterring illicit transportation and trafficking of illegal radioactive materials. This work reviews and critically evaluates these techniques as currently utilised within national security and non-proliferation applications and proposes likely avenues of development.