Project of the Underwater System for Chemical Threat Detection
M. Silarski, D. Hunik, P. Moskal, M. Smolis, S. Tadeja
Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, St. Łojasiewicza 11, 30-348 Kraków, Poland
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In this article we describe a novel method for the detection of explosives and other hazardous substances in the marine environment using neutron activation. Unlike the other considered methods based on this technique we propose to use guides for neutron and gamma quanta which speeds up and simplifies identification. Moreover, it may provide a determination of the density distribution of a dangerous substance. First preliminary results of Monte Carlo simulations dedicated for design of a device exploiting this method are also presented.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.127.1543
PACS numbers: 28.41.Ak, 89.20.Dd, 28.20.Cz, 28.20.Fc