Nuclear Techniques ›› 2014, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (04): 40502-040502.doi: 10.11889/j.0253-3219.2014.hjs.37.040502

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Calculation and analysis of the neutron radiography spatial resolution

HE Linfeng HAN Songbai WANG Yu WEI Guohai WU Meimei WANG Hongli LIU Yuntao CHEN Dongfeng   

  1. (Neutron Scattering Laboratory, China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing 102413, China)
  • Received:2013-12-10 Revised:2014-01-17 Online:2014-04-10 Published:2014-04-11


Background: Spatial resolution is the key parameter for neutron radiography facility. A model of the integrated system resolution is important when designing or using a system to ensure that the realistic resolution goals can be established and achieved. Purpose: For this resolution modeling analysis we focused on the effects of the geometry effects of L/D, the optical diffusion response of the scintillator and the sampling at the sensor (CCD or CMOS camera) and a formula was derived indicating their functional relationship. Methods: This resolution modeling analysis has been down by theoretic calculations. Then this integrated system resolution model was used as an empirical methodology to verify and optimize the performance of the detection system for real-time neutron radiography at China Advance Research Reactor. Results: The special resolutions at very collimation conditions have been calculation by using this method. And three of important parameters of this resolution model have been discussed to optimize the system performance. Conclusion: These resolution analysis concepts and methods will benefit both the design and the characterization of radiography systems.

Key words: Neutron radiography, Spatial resolution, Modulation transfer function