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I Material detection with radiation sources

  1. Apr 2, 2016 #1
    How are radiation sources like neutron or gamma/x-ray emitters used to detect materials? In particular illicit explosives and nuclear material and the such?
     
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  3. Apr 3, 2016 #2

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    Did you check Wikipedia and so on? There you should find some good introductions.
    In general, different nuclei react differently to neutrons and x-rays, this difference can be detected.
     
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