Neutron Radiography with a Van de Graaff Accelerator for Aerospace Applications

    Published: Jan 1976

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    The objective of this effort was to develop a thermal neutron radiography capability based on our 3-MV Van de Graaff research accelerator, and to apply it to company-related aerospace inspection problems. The research conducted for determining an efficient system design, its final design features, and radiography beam specifications are explained. An example of its use in providing inspection information for the design of a space vehicle heat pipe system is presented.


    neutron radiography, nondestructive tests, thermal neutrons, Van de Graaff accelerators, inspection

    Author Information:

    Swanson, FR
    Research physicists, Grumman Aerospace Corporation, Bethpage, N.Y.

    Kuehne, FJ
    Research physicists, Grumman Aerospace Corporation, Bethpage, N.Y.

    Paper ID: STP33920S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E07.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP33920S

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