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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

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title = "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",
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.",
keywords = "Passive radiation detection, gamma-ray, neutron, illicit trafficking, national security, non-proliferation",
author = "{Al Hamrashdi}, Hajir and Monk, {Stephen David} and David Cheneler",
year = "2019",
month = jun,
day = "11",
doi = "10.3390/s19112638",
language = "English",
volume = "19",
journal = "Sensors",
issn = "1424-8220",
publisher = "Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)",
number = "11",

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T1 - Passive Gamma-ray and Neutron Imaging Systems for National Security and Nuclear Non-proliferation in Controlled and Uncontrolled Detection Areas

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AU - Al Hamrashdi, Hajir

AU - Monk, Stephen David

AU - Cheneler, David

PY - 2019/6/11

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N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - Passive radiation detection

KW - gamma-ray

KW - neutron

KW - illicit trafficking

KW - national security

KW - non-proliferation

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DO - 10.3390/s19112638

M3 - Journal article

VL - 19

JO - Sensors

JF - Sensors

SN - 1424-8220

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