74 Neutron Radiography Facilities
 
This database contains 74 Research Reactors performing Neutron Radiography distributed over 41 Member States.
Note that this view includes Reactors of the following status:
OPERATIONAL, TEMPORARY SHUTDOWN, UNDER CONSTRUCTION, PLANNED

Neutron, as X-ray, can explore matter, but in a different way thanks to its light elements sensitivity, whereas X-Rays are sensitive to heavier elements. The combination of the two techniques is very efficient in providing a detailed description of the inside of an object. Neutron radiography finds applications in various fields, such as archeology, biology, aeronautics, car industry, material studies, etc.


Neutron radiograph of a transistor Radio (PSI, Switzerland)
 

Additional references and working documents for Neutron Radiography:

  • Applications of Research Reactors, IAEA Nuclear Energy Series, NP-T-5.3, IAEA, Vienna (2014); web access.
  • Database of Neutron Imaging installations with detailed facility specifications and contact details; IAEA working document, Vienna (Feb. 2015); web access.