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Mathematics and Physics of Neutron Radiography

  • A. A. Harms
  • D. R. Wyman

Part of the Reidel Texts in the Mathematical Sciences book series (RTMS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. A. A. Harms, D. R. Wyman
    Pages 1-9
  3. A. A. Harms, D. R. Wyman
    Pages 10-26
  4. A. A. Harms, D. R. Wyman
    Pages 27-43
  5. A. A. Harms, D. R. Wyman
    Pages 44-58
  6. A. A. Harms, D. R. Wyman
    Pages 59-74
  7. A. A. Harms, D. R. Wyman
    Pages 75-85
  8. A. A. Harms, D. R. Wyman
    Pages 86-104
  9. A. A. Harms, D. R. Wyman
    Pages 105-117
  10. A. A. Harms, D. R. Wyman
    Pages 118-137
  11. A. A. Harms, D. R. Wyman
    Pages 138-152
  12. A. A. Harms, D. R. Wyman
    Pages 153-158
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 159-163

About this book

Introduction

Neutron radiography has in recent years emerged as a useful and complementary technology for radiation diagnosis. It is now routinely used in industrial quality assurance and in support of selected research and developmental activities. Conferences are held on the subject, pertinent handbooks exist, and technical papers appear regularly reporting on new developments. While neutron radiography has indeed passed through the transition from a scientific curiosity to technological relevance, it is a sign of its continuing dynamic evolution that little material has appeared which provides an integrated mathematical and physical analysis of the subject possessing both an instructional as well as reference function. It is our hope that this monograph will fill this need. The distinctiveness of neutron radiography rests on the unique interactions between neutrons and nuclei. This leads to some special relationships between the material and geometrical properties of an object and the neutron radiographic image. The evolution of a technical discipline demands that specific conceptual constructs be developed and their mathematical representations examined and compared with controlled experiments. Experience has convinced us that a particular and substantial body of knowledge has accumulated endowing neutron radiography with the essential foundations of a unique mathematical and physical science. Our scientific and professional involvement in neutron radiography began some 15 years ago when the senior author (A.A.H.) found himself with convenient access to the McMaster University Nuclear Reactor and research support from the Government of Canada.

Keywords

Mathematica neutron nuclear reactor radiation scattering

Authors and affiliations

  • A. A. Harms
    • 1
  • D. R. Wyman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering PhysicsMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.Cancer Research FoundationHamiltonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-6937-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-6939-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-6937-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-9315
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