73 Neutron Radiography Facilities
 
This database contains 73 Research Reactors performing Neutron Radiography distributed over 40 Member States.
Note that this view includes Reactors of the following status:
PLANNED, UNDER CONSTRUCTION, OPERATIONAL, TEMPORARY SHUTDOWN

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.
  • IAEA TECDOC Series No. 1604, "Neutron Imaging: A Non-Destructive Tool for Materials Testing" Vienna (2008).
  • Database of Neutron Imaging installations with detailed facility specifications and contact details; IAEA working document, Vienna (Feb. 2015); web access.