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A comparative study of promising filter materials for neutron imaging facilities

https://doi.org/10.32523/ejpfm.2021050401

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The effect of sapphire and bismuth single-crystal filters and their combinations on the quality of neutron radiographic images and neutron tomography data has been studied. The parameters of the contrast of the neutron image were analyzed depending on the monocrystalline filters. Neutron transmission spectra were obtained for sapphire and bismuth single crystals. Additionally, the effect of filters on the overall intensity of the thermal neutron beam and the background of gamma-rays was investigated. Based on the obtained data, we assume that a single-crystal sapphire filter can be most effectively used for radiographic and tomographic installations using thermal neutrons.

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K. M. Nazarov
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna; L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University; The Institute of Nuclear Physics Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Russian Federation

Dubna



S. E. Kichanov
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Russian Federation

Dubna



E. V. Lukin
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Russian Federation

Dubna



I. Yu. Zel
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Russian Federation

Dubna



D. P. Kozlenko
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Russian Federation

Dubna



T. K. Zholdybayev
The Institute of Nuclear Physics Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
Kazakhstan

Almaty



B. Muhametuly
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research; The Institute of Nuclear Physics Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
Russian Federation

Dubna



M. Kenessarin
The Institute of Nuclear Physics Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
Kazakhstan

Almaty



A. V. Rutkauskas
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Russian Federation

Dubna



A. Yskakov
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research; L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University; The Institute of Nuclear Physics Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Russian Federation

Dubna



M. O. Belova
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Russian Federation

Dubna



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Nazarov K.M., Kichanov S.E., Lukin E.V., Zel I.Yu., Kozlenko D.P., Zholdybayev T.K., Muhametuly B., Kenessarin M., Rutkauskas A.V., Yskakov A., Belova M.O. A comparative study of promising filter materials for neutron imaging facilities. Eurasian Journal of Physics and Functional Materials. 2021;5(4):169-180. https://doi.org/10.32523/ejpfm.2021050401

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