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PUNITA

PULSED NEUTRON INTERROGATION TEST ASSEMBLY

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission develops instrumentation and analysis methods for:

- the non-destructive assay of fissile materials;
- detection of contraband materials.

In relation to this, a new experimental device was designed and constructed in the laboratory of the Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen (IPSC).
The device, called the Pulsed Neutron Interrogation Test Assembly (PUNITA), incorporates a pulsed (D-T) neutron generator. As such, the instrument finds applications in many different areas although the main research activities concern NDA methods for nuclear safeguards, and for detection of illicit trafficking of nuclear and non-nuclear materials.

 

 

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