Precision of Porosity Calculation from "material Stopping Power" Using Neutron Radiography

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The ability of digital neutron radiography to determine several important physical properties (e.g. porosity) of porous media and to identify the location of constituencies inside the sample in a non-destructive manner, are of great important in the fields of nuclear waste encapsulation and -shielding, civil engineering and geological studies. Unfortunately material thickness and radiation scatter hamper the accuracy and precision ofmeasurements. Correction methods are used to minimize the effect of neutron scattering in quantitative analysis neutron radiography experiment. To further minimize the error due to neutron scattering, it is advisable to position the sample as far away as possible from the neutron detector when perform quantitative neutron radiography. That requires the trade between sharpness and neutron scattering. In this work the neutron radiographyquantitative experiments were performed when the samples are placed too close (≈ 0.1 cm) to the detector; and accurate results of porosity measurement were obtained without applying any neutron scattering correction tool or method.

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Nshimirimana, R., Radebe, M., & De Beer, F. (2015). Precision of Porosity Calculation from “material Stopping Power” Using Neutron Radiography. In Physics Procedia (Vol. 69, pp. 358–365). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phpro.2015.07.050

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