Chapter Co-Author: Jens Gregor
Author info: Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Chapter Co-Author: Dayakar Penumadu
Author info: Professor and Department Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Publication Date: May 2009
Synopsis: This book offers an introduction to the basics of neutron beam production in addition to the wide scope of techniques that enhance imaging application capabilities. Contributors such as UT’s Jens Gregor and Dayakar Penumadu provide an instructional overview of neutron sources, detectors, optics and spin-filters allows readers to delve more deeply into the discussions of radiography, tomography and prospective applications available in neutron holography techniques. A section devoted to current applications describes imaging single grains in polycrystalline materials, neutron imaging of geological materials and other materials science and engineering areas. Coverage of thermal neutron imaging of biological tissues, plant physiology, Homeland Security and contraband detection explore the future prospects of this cutting-edge research.