Special Issue "Neutron Imaging"
A special issue of Journal of Imaging (ISSN 2313-433X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Interests: neutron focusing mirrors; neutron diffractive optics; polarized neutron imaging; nuclear materials
Neutron imaging is a fast-developing field that has benefited from both extensive developments in instrumentation and new applications. On the one hand, relatively inexpensive but still very useful neutron imaging and tomography facilities can be installed in small reactors and even in laboratory neutron sources. On the other hand, a handful of sophisticated facilities at major neutron research centers are pushing the limits of the state-of-the-art by reaching a spatial resolution of well under 10 micrometers, a time resolution of well under milliseconds, and unmatched sensitivity.
Instrumentation developments continue to improve all aspects of neutron imaging, from sources to beam optics to detectors. Examples include lab neutron sources from Adelphi and Phoenix Nuclear Lab; grating interferometry for improved sensitivity, especially for porous and granular matter; focusing optics for increased signal rate and resolution; and improved scintillators. Modern computational methods allow limited-angle tomography and the potential restoration of blurred images due to relatively low neutron intensity. The range of applications is extending from studying minute details in Li-batteries’ electrodes with the help of cold neutrons to utilizing fast-neutron resonances for studies of nuclear materials and national security applications.
This Special Issue will report on recent breakthroughs in instrumentation and new applications in this exciting field that extends from lithium batteries to studies of cultural heritage, and from biomedical engineering to nuclear materials.
Dr. Boris Khaykovich
Dr. Jay T. Cremer
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Compact neutron sources
- Fast neutron imaging
- Neutron focusing optics
- Polarized neutron imaging
- Neutron imaging for energy applications