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.

 

 More 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

 

F.D. Brooks, M. Drosg and F.D. Smit: “Field Tests of the HYDAD-D Landmine Detector”, Proceedings of the IAEA Technical Meeting on Landmine and Explosives Detection, Vienna, 26-30 November 2007 - to be published by the IAEA

M. Drosg and F. D. Brooks: “Intense accelerator based neutron sources and a resonance-based neutron detector for neutron radiography “, presented at the IAEA Technical Meeting (TM 36838) on Fast Neutron Resonance Radiography Applications IAEA HQ, Vienna , Austria, 24 to 27 August 2009

M. Drosg: “Dealing with Uncertainties. A Guide to Error Analysis”, Springer Heidelberg-New York, Second, Enlarged Edition, Aug. 19, 2009

 

EXPERTENENTSENDUNG – DELEGATION BY THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA

International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Research Application and Utilizations of Accelerators, Organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency in Cooperation with the American Nuclear Society, (AccApp), Vienna, Austria, 4 to 8 May 2009 

 

IAEA Technical Meeting (TM 36838) on Fast Neutron Resonance Radiography Applications IAEA HQ, Vienna , Austria, 24 to 27 August 2009

 

VORTRÄGE – LECTURES

M. Drosg and F. D. Brooks: “Intense accelerator based neutron sources and a resonance-based neutron detector for neutron radiography “, presented at the IAEA Technical Meeting (TM 36838) on Fast Neutron Resonance Radiography Applications IAEA HQ, Vienna , Austria, 24 to 27 August 2009

 

 

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 Oct. 25, 2009 at 11:10 by MD