Neutronic [i]


The Neutronic [i], will allow you to capture an image using neutrons a technique which is particularly useful when the object you are trying to capture is encased by dense metal, for instance.

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Large field of view
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Technical information

Technical Specifications
Imaging Resolution 50 μm
Electron Gain @ 1000 Volts > 1000
Dark Counts at Gain Voltage < 0.1 counts/second/cm2 Max
Vacuum Base Pressure < 1E-6 Torr



The Neutronic [i] system provides both higher resolution and greater detection efficiency compared to traditional scintillator-based systems available today. 

Every Neutronic [i] is equipped with a special Photonis-manufactured* image grade 100x100 square millimeter MCP along with a vacuum chamber, high-voltage power supply, and controller. The Photonis Neutronic [i] provides superior <50 µm spatial resolution combined with high detection efficiency of 70% cold neutron or 50% thermal neutron imaging (see comparison below).

Neutron image using cold neutrons:

Neutron image using cold neutrons    Neutron image using cold neutrons

Neutron image using thermal neutrons:
Neutron image using thermal neutrons    Neutron image using thermal neutrons

Additionally, the Neutronic [i] provides large format still images in mere seconds - a  fraction of the time it would take using a scintillator-based system. Images are available within 60-90 minutes for tomography, limiting the exposure time of the sample to the neutron beam.
The Neutronic [i] can be paired with one of Photonis’ Nocturn cameras which are available with a variety of outputs to fit your requirements. Each camera features a CMOS sensor to provide high-resolution images, even in poor lighting conditions.

*The Neutronic [i] from Photonis licenses NeuViewTM technology from Nova Scientific to make Photonis-manufactured MCPs neutron-sensitive.

What is neutron imaging?

There are many different ways to image an object or even a person non-invasively. Techniques you are probably familiar with like X-rays, PET scans and CT scans all provide clear images however, they have their limitations. Neutron imaging is commonly used to capture images which other radiography techniques cannot they are not able to penetrate the surface.




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