Presently I am engaged in research to identify buried explosives by means of fast monoenergetic neutrons. The experimental part is done in cooperation with the University of Cape Town:

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M. DROSG  and F. D. Brooks: “Increasing the capability of MNBRP for the detection of anti-personnel landmines”, Appl.Rad.Isot., 63, 599 (2005)


F.D. Brooks and M. DROSG:The HYDAD-D antipersonnel landmine detector”, Appl.Rad.Isot., 63, 565 (2005)

F. D. Brooks, M. DROSG, A. Buffler and M. S. Allie: "Detection of anti-personnel landmines by neutron scattering and attenuation”, Appl.Rad.Isot. 61, 27 (2004)

M. Drosg, F.D. Brooks, M.S. Allie: "A critical assessment of neutron based humanitarian de-mining schemes", Contribution to the International Workshop on Fast Neutron Physics, September 5 - 7, 2002 at Dresden, Germany.

M. Drosg: "Use of back-scattered monoenergetic fast neutrons for humanitarian de-mining." Final report to the IAEA, Vienna, Dec.2001; it can be found under

This work is based on the following two Austrian patents:

M. DROSG: 'Device and procedure for the detection of hidden explosives by means of neutrons' ("Vorrichtung und Verfahren zum Nachweis verborgener wasserstoffhaltiger Objekte mittels Neutronen"), Österreichische Patentanmeldung zum 15. Juni 2000, Bekanntmachung am 15. 1. 2003, Österreichisches Patentblatt 100/1,5(2003) ), Österr. Patentschrift AT410982B vom 25. 9. 2003.

M. DROSG: 'Device and procedure for the analysis of materials containing oxygen by means of fast neutrons'("Vorrichtung und Verfahren zur Strukturanalyse von sauerstoffhaltigen Medien mit schnellen Neutronen"), Österreichische Patentanmeldung zum 15. Juni 2000, Bekanntmachung am 15. 12. 2002, Österreichisches Patentblatt 99/12 (2002), Österr. Patentschrift AT410850B vom 25. 8. 2003.

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