LumaCAM & Diffraction

What is 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 integrate during individual neutron exposures and 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!

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)

The above illustration is a design example. Based on Field-of-View, design may alter. Final design drawings will depend on customer specifications.

LumaCAM System

Enclosure Materials Aluminium
Detector Mounting Breadboard
Active FoV ~50 x 50 mm2 to ~300 x 300 mm2
Optical lens High speed lens
Image Intensifier Chevron MCPs Hi-QE 18 mm P47 phosphor
Scintillator 100 to 400 nm ZnS(Ag): LiF
Linear Travel for FoV Adjustment 120 mm
Drive for Linear Travel Stepper motor or manual
New perspectives for neutron imaging through advanced event-mode data acquisition

Nature - Publication

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