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Neutron radiography is a non-destructive inspection and testing technique capable of producing images of components, assemblies and materials on film or real time devices, using neutrons as the penetrating irradiation. In comparison to X- and gamma-rays, neutrons penetrate heavy metals such as steel, lead and uranium much more easily, whilst at the same time having the unique capability to image light materials such as hydrogen-bearing materials. Neutron radiography services for nuclear and non-nuclear applications are being provided by several research institutes and organisations in the European Community. This paper presents basic information on the principles of neutron radiography, a selection of typical applications, a view of future prospects of the technique and a survey of the European neutron radiography facilities.

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Authors: MARKGRAF J F W, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Avancées Européennes en Essais Non Destructifs, Toulouse (FR), Oct. 17-22, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34622 ORA
Record Number: 199110868 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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