Published papers in Neutron Radiography/Tomography/Imaging

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Selected Neutron Image of the Month

September 2020

Figure 5

a) Neutron CT slice shows layers of textile wrapping;

b) X-ray CT slice shows higher grayscale contrast;

c) Segmented and visualised calcaneus bone [green area in b)];

d) Close-up showing layered wrapping of varying tightness and coarseness [red box on a)]

Figure published in the WCNR-11 paper:-

"Digitally Excavating the Hidden Secrets of an Egyptian
Animal Mummy: a Comparative Neutron and X-ray CT Study"
Carla A Raymond and Joseph J Bevitt

Materials Research Proceedings 15 (2020) 250-255
Reproduced by permission of the authors.

August 2020 Neutron Image of the Month


Figure published in the paper:-

"Neutron Dark-Field Imaging with Edge Illumination"

Marco Endrizzi, Gibril K. Kallon, Triestino Minniti, Rolf Brönnimann, Alessandro Olivo

arXiv:2006.12171v1 [physics.ins-det] 22 Jun 2020

Reproduced with permission from Marco Endrizzi

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Conference and other news

Frikkie de Beer has announced his early retirement from Necsa, Pretoria. In his 32 years at Necsa, he created and made operational an microfocus X-ray CT facility that complemented the NRAD facility on the South African SAFARI-1 reactor that is currently in the process of being upgraded to maintain these facilities as one of the major laboratories in the field of nuclear NDT studies.  He has been involved in many international projects at laboratories around the world and been instrumental in furthering the use of neutron techniques in NDT with students and professional users in South African industry and academia. He has been president of the International Society of Neutron Radiography and hosted the highly successful World Conference on Neutron Radiography WCNR-9 at the Kwa-Maritane, Pilansberg National Park in 2010. We wish him good health and success in his new projects.

News from Argentina that due to the deteriorating COVID-19 situation, the 6th ITMNR meeting in Buenos Aires has been postponed.

The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, Switzerland have advertised for a PhD student to work on "Neutron radiography investigations of hydrogen redistribution in irradiated zirconium claddings". Applications must be submitted before 30 June 2020. 

Apply online.

Prof. Fayçal KHARFI extends an invitation to attend the 1st International Conference and School on Radiation Imaging (ICSRI-2020), to be held on November 22-26, 2020 at Ferhat Abbas University, Setif, Algeria.

After 40 years of successful neutron research in Berlin-Wannsee, the research reactor BER II was finally shut down at the end of 2019. It will be dismantled over the next two decades.

The WCNR-11 conference in Sydney was a big success and the proceedings have become available at
For more details of the meeting plus other developments in the Neutron Imaging field visit the INSR website
Details of the WCNR-11 programme with PowerPoint files of many of the presentations are at
The 12th WCNR will be held at the Idaho National Laboratory in 2022 and Aaron Craft has been elected as the new ISNR President.
The 9th International Topical Meeting on Neutron Radiography (ITMNR-9) will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 12-16, 2020

The 20th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (WCNDT) will be in Incheon, Korea, May 31-June 4, 2021.

Newly published by the ASNT: The Nondestructive Testing Handbook, Fourth Edition: Volume 3, Radiographic Testing RT) offers revised and expanded content throughout, including over 150 new color images contributed by practitioners around the world. A chapter on neutron radiography has been added, as well as new technical information in the areas of digital imaging, data processing, and digital image

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  • Symposium "Neutron Imaging @ PSI" to mark the retirement of Eberhard Lehmann

  • The ITMNR-8 conference held in Beijing, China on 4-8 September 2016

  • The WCNR-10 conference held in Grindelwals, Switzerland on 5-10 October 2014

  • The ITMNR-7 neutron radiography conference held in Canada

  • The first neutron radiography video of an operating aero-engine

  • Happenings in and around the MoD aircraft maintenance station at RAF St.Athan over the last 75 years

  • Listing of neutron radiography applications in science and engineering that have been investigated in depth

  • Early cold neutron imaging of automobile engines