Neutron Imaging and Diffraction

Neutron Imaging

In neutron transmission imaging or neutron radiography, neutrons pass through an object to reveal its internal structure. This is very similar to X-ray imaging. In general, neutrons are complementary to X-rays and often employed when X-rays do not provide enough penetration for dense materials or when heavy materials are imaged in the presence of light materials. However, neutron detection systems are often subject to high background noise that is inherent with the neutron production at the various large- and small-scale facilities. Regular camera systems that integrate during individual neutron exposures generally do not provide a mechanism to discriminate particles, e.g. neutrons from gammas, which is required particularly for low flux applications, such as energy-resolved neutron imaging or diffraction.
ASI and LoskoVision have developed the LumaCam System, an innovative solution which enables researchers to overcome the limitations of regular camera systems and enable neutron counting for imaging applications. The LumaCam System provides high resolution in space and time for a broad range of neutron applications! To find out more, read on >>

LumaCam

ASI’s newest LumaCam is a dedicated neutron detector. LumaCam enables imaging and diffraction researchers to overcome the poor ability of X-ray/Gammas. The continuous time stamping of the LumaCam enables researchers to use it together with different scintillators without the limit of responses speed and afterglow. The LumaCam can generate detailed images that better compensate X-ray/Gammas and provide information about the high-density materials.

 

  • Key Features
  • Neutron event-based imaging
  • Time-of-flight (energy-resolved) neutron imaging
  • Suitable for all scintillators
  • Particle discrimination
  • Elimination of afterglow effect
  • Benefits
  • True single neutron particle detection
  • Neutrons with different energies can be separated, and form different images
  • Can be investigated in time domain
  • Photon, X-ray/gamma and neutron can be identified accurately
  • Afterglow can be easily filtered out by particle discrimination leading to ultra high SNR and resolution

LumaCam System

LumaCam System incorporates the LumaCam to offer neutron researchers a complete event-based solution. The system features a counting-type neutron detection, specialized light tight enclosure, and adjustable Field-of-View (FoV).

 

Specifications

Enclosure Materials*Aluminium
Detector Mounting*Breadboard
Active FoV*~50 x 50 mm^2 to ~300 x 300 mm^2
Optical Lens**High speed lens
Image Intensifier**Chevron
Hi-QE green
18 mm
P47
Scintillator*100 to 400 nm ZnS (Ag): LiF
Linear Travel for FoV Adjustment120 mm
Drive for Linear TravelStepper motor or manual

*Customisable

** Application Specific

Which solution is right for me?

  • LumaCam System
  • Timepix3 ASIC
  • Innovative Image Lens
  • Trigger Box
  • Accos Software (GUI)
  • API
  • PC
  • Image Intensifier
  • Neutron Imaging Analytical Tool***
  • Scintillator
  • Detector Enclosure
  • Complete Solution
  • LumaCam System
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  • Scintillator
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  • Neutron Imaging Analytical Tool***
  • Scintillator
  • Detector Enclosure
  • Complete Solution

***Powerful analytical tool, custom developed by LoskoVision GmbH, specifically for event-based neutron imaging and diffraction.