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 80g 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. The feasibility of a portable device utilizing the associated charged particle technique was shown.

2.       Differential neutron cross section data in the 4He system are being prepared to be included into the international cross section files ENDF_B7.

 

 

KOOPERATIONEN - CO-OPERATIONS

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

 

VERÖFFENTLICHUNGEN - PUBLICATIONS

 

M. Drosg: LARELKIN,Two-body relativistic kinematics code, Version 1.00 (March 2008)

Documentation IAEA-NDS-08

F.D. Brooks, M. Drosg and F.D. Smit: Development and testing of HYDAD-D landmine detectors, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques on Crete, Greece June 7-14, 2008

M. Drosg and F.D. Brooks: Investigating the potentiality of MNBRP to image buried explosives, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques on Crete, Greece June 7-14, 2008

M. Drosg: The second edition of the book:“Dealing With Uncertainties. A Guide to Error Analysis” is in press with Springer, Heidelberg-New York

 

 

VORTRÄGE – LECTURES

F.D. Brooks, M. DROSG and F.D. Smit:Development and Testing of HYDAD-D Landmine Detectors”, Talk at the 9th International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques on Crete, Greece June 7-14, 2008

M. Drosg and F.D. Brooks: “Investigating the potentiality of MNBRP to image buried explosives”, Talk at the 9th International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques on Crete, Greece June 7-14, 2008.

M. Drosg: “Some little-known aspects of data uncertainties”, Talk at the 9th International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques on Crete, Greece June 7-14, 2008.

 

 

VERSCHIEDENES – MISCELLANEOUS

Referent für Appl.Rad.Isot.

Referent für Nucl.Sci.Eng.

 

Referent für Nucl.Inst.Meth.

Projektbegutachter


© Manfred Drosg, Fakultät für Physik der Universität Wien
Last update on Sept. 25, 2008 at 11:10 by MD