Neutron Imaging Explored as Complementary Technique for Improving Cancer Detection
August 05, 2013 — Today’s range of techniques for detection of breast and other cancers include mammography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, positron emission tomography (PET), and optical imaging. Each technology has advantages and disadvantages, with limitations either in spatial resolution or sensitivity.
Ancient Lamps, Earrings Yield Their Secrets Under Neutron Imaging
October 01, 2011 — For the first time at ORNL, three-dimensional (3-D) neutron images have been taken of rare archaeological artifacts. Bronze and brass artifacts excavated at the ancient city of Petra, in present day Jordan, were recently imaged in 3-D using neutrons at the High Flux Isotope Reactor’s CG-1D neutron imaging instrument.
SEQUOIA Measures Magnetic Excitations Revealing Exotic Physics in One Dimension
August 01, 2011 — Neutron scattering is a powerful tool for studying the strength of the magnetic interactions between a material’s magnetic ions.
Beam Line 13 Fuels Discovery Fever for Fundamental Physicists
June 01, 2011 — Kucuker Dogan (left) and Matthew Musgrave prepare a helium-3 cooling cell that is used to measure the angle at which the neutron beam strikes the liquid hydrogen sample.