Development of a three-dimensional computed tomography system using high-speed camera at a pulsed neutron source
瀬川 麻里子 ; 大井 元貴 ; 甲斐 哲也 ; 篠原 武尚 ; 佐藤 博隆*; 呉田 昌俊
Segawa, Mariko; Oi, Motoki; Kai, Tetsuya; Shinohara, Takenao; Sato, Hirotaka*; Kureta, Masatoshi
A neutron energy resolved three-dimensional (3D) imaging system with a high-speed video camera (CMOS, 1300 k frame/sec) and time-of-flight technique has been newly developed and installed at Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC). The aim is to investigate a spatial distribution of several elements and crystals in various kinds of materials or substances more rapidly. The system allows to obtain TOF images consecutively resolved into narrow energy ranges in the pulsed neutron energy region from 0.01 to a few keV. The camera system was successfully demonstrated to obtain the reconstructed 3D images for Cu, Fe, Pb, and Polyethylene samples and the neutron energy dependence of the CT values, which are proportional to the total neutron cross sections. With use of the energy dependence of each CT values, it is possible to emphasize the selected materials, even if materials such as Cu and Fe have similar energy dependence of CT values. The results showed that this technique has the possibility to visualize material alternatively by choosing neutron energy and emphasize materials with use of the energy dependence of CT values.