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Souza, R.

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THPMS016 A Large-Format Imaging Optics System for Fast Neutron Radiography 3029
  • B. Rusnak, P. Fitsos, M. Hall, M. Jong, R. Souza
    LLNL, Livermore, California
  Funding: This work was performed under the auspices of the U. S. Department of Energy by the University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract No. W-7405-Eng-48.

As part of the ongoing development of fast neutron imaging technology for national secu-rity applications at LLNL, a large-format imaging optics system has been designed and built. The system will be used to acquire radiographic images of heavily-shielded low-Z objects irradiated by ~ 10 MeV neutrons and is expected to have an ultimate spatial resolution ~ 1 mm (FWHM). It is comprised of a 65 cm x 65 cm plastic scintillator (e.g. BC-408), an aluminized front-surface turning mirror and a fast (~ f/1.25) optical lens coupled to a CCD camera body with a cryo-cooled, back-illuminated 4096 x 4096 (15 micron) pixel sensor. The lens and camera were developed and purchased from vendors and system integration was done at LLNL. A description of the overall system and its initial performance characteristics shall be presented.