Nuclear Technology / Volume 172 / Number 3 / December 2010 / Pages 325-334
Technical Paper / Applications in Nonnuclear Fields
With increasing terrorist threats of different types, explosives detection for various types and forms of explosives is of growing interest. This paper reviews the broad array of possible methods of explosives detection, using both nuclear- and nonnuclear-based instruments, with their advantages and disadvantages for different scenarios. An explanation of the fundamental physics for each approach is accompanied by its general applicability and citations to the relevant scientific literature.