IV. B1.ANGEWANDTE KERNDATEN

            APPLIED NUCLEAR DATA

 

PERSONAL – STAFF

Scientific staff:    Univ.Prof. Dr. Manfred Drosg

 

FORSCHUNG – RESEARCH

Fast neutron research:

In a cooperation with Los Alamos National Laboratory, going back to the year 1969, neutron and gamma ray data both for basic physics and applied purposes are being measured and evaluated. The data reduction and evaluation is done at the institute.

More recently, in a cooperation with the University of Cape Town neutron experiments for applied purposes are made at the National Accelerator Centre of South Africa in Faure.

 

 Recent high-lights:

1.       Invention of a nuclear method for the identification and possibly the detection of hidden explosives. This invention is based on the fact that as a rule, at least 1 out of 4 atoms in an explosive is hydrogen. It was shown experimentally that as little as 130 g of Urea can be measured very easily when covered with 14 cm of sand. So it is likely that mines with only 100g explosive with a cover of up to 30 cm of soil can be detected. This sensitivity is far superior to that of any other nuclear method in use or proposed. Originally a vehicle based device with a total mass of less than 600 kg and a prototype cost of less than 1 million $ was envisioned. Using the associated charged particle technique both the weight and the cost could be reduced at least by a factor of ten.

2.       A book with the title “Dealing With Uncertainties” was finished to be published by Springer, Heidelberg. The German version “Der Umgang mit Unsicherheiten” is in press (Facultas, Vienna).

 

KOOPERATIONEN - CO-OPERATIONS

a.             International Co-operations

IAEA

Nuclear Data Section

Physics Section

USA

Los Alamos National Laboratory

NNDC of Brookhaven National Laboratory

Japan

Japanese Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai-mura

France

Centre d'Etudes de Bruyeres-le-Chatel

Germany

KfK, Karlsruhe

South Africa

University of Cape Town, Rondebosch

National Accelerator Centre, Faure

b.             Internal Co-operations

Institut für Radiumforschung und Kernphysik, Wien

 

VERÖFFENTLICHUNGEN - PUBLICATIONS

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

M. Drosg: "DROSG-2000v2.21": Neutron Source Reactions. Data files with computer codes for 59 accelerator-based two-body neutron source reactions", documented in the IAEA report IAEA-NDS-87 Rev.9 (May 2005), IAEA, Vienna. The code can be downloaded from http://www-nds.iaea.org/drosg2000.html.

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

 

 

BÜCHER _ BOOKS

M. Drosg, “Dealing With Uncertainties. A Guide to Error Analysis”, accepted by Springer, Heidelberg, for publication

M. Drosg, “Der Umgang mit Unsicherheiten. Ein Leitfaden zur Fehleranalyse”, in press, Facultas publishing company, Vienna.

 

 

VERSCHIEDENES – MISCELLANEOUS

Referent für Appl.Rad.Isot.

Referent für Nucl.Sci.Eng.

 

Referent für Nucl.Inst.Meth.

Projektbegutachter


© Manfred Drosg, Institut für Experimentalphysik der Universität Wien
Last update on December 15, 2005 at 11:10 by MD