Neutron radiography uses the unique interaction probabilities of neutrons to create images of materials. This imaging technique is non-destructive. MCNP Monte Carlo Code has been used to design an optimized neutron radiography system that utilizes 241Am-Be neutron source. Many different arrangements have been simulated to obtain a neutron flux with higher amplitude and more uniform distribution in the collimator outlet, next to image plane. In the final arrangement the specifications of neutron filter, Gamma-ray shield and beam collimator has been determined. Simulations has been Carried out for a 5Ci 241Am-Be neutron source. In this case 43.8 n/cm2s thermal neutron flux has been achieved at a distance of 35cm from neutron source.
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Neutron Radiography System Collimator Design via Monte Carlo Calculation
Jafari, H, & Shahriari, M. "Neutron Radiography System Collimator Design via Monte Carlo Calculation." Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering. 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering: Volume 3. Xi’an, China. May 17–21, 2010. pp. 187-190. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ICONE18-29745
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