Published papers in Neutron Radiography/Tomography/Imaging

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Selected Neutron Image of the Month
June 2022

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May 2022 Neutron Image of the Month

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Graphical abstract from the paper "Delayed hydride cracking in Zircaloy-2 with and without liner at various temperatures investigated by high-resolution neutron radiography " by Aaron W. Colldeweih, Francesco Fagnoni, Pavel Trtik, Robert Zubler, Manuel A.Pouchon, Johannes Bertsch published in the Journal of Nuclear Materials, Volume 561, 1 April 2022,

This paper was published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License and permission for displaying this figure was given by Aaron Colldeweih.

 The latest ISNR newsletter has now been published and is available at:                                   

Earlier NR Newsletters (1964 - 1977) :  Compilation 1   and  Compilation 2


Conference and other news


The SCINT2022 conference covers scintillators for applications including neutron detection and imaging and will be held from September 19 to 23, 2022, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A. For more details visit: 

Abstracts due by May 20.

A Scientific Associate is required in the Neutron Scattering Division (NSD), at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to serve VENUS, the Versatile Neutron Imaging Instrument currently under construction at SNS. Full info can be found at:


The 9th International Topical Meeting on Neutron Radiography (ITMNR-9) will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 17-21, 2022.  Additional information can be found at:


The 20th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (WCNDT) will be in Incheon, Korea, May 27-31, 2024  Info at -


Hassina Bilheux informs that a position as imaging scientist for the new CUPI2D instrument of the Oak Ridge SNS Second Target Station (STS) has been advertised. For more information:

More conference news from Aaron Craft. The MARC-XII (Methods & Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry) meeting is planned to be held April 3-8, 2022 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. This international conference covers a broad array of topics centered around radiation applications and radioactive materials. Included is a Session on Neutron Imaging Technologies and Applications (Sessions 4C and 4D on the website).

Session 4D. Neutron Imaging Technologies and Applications (Organized by Aaron Craft, Idaho National Laboratory, USA; Hassina Bilheux, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA; Pavel Trtik, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland; Burkhard Schillinger, Technical University, Munich, Germany; and Takenao Sinohara, J-PARC, Japan).
Important Dates:

Abstracts due: December 21, 2021

Notification to authors: January 15, 2022

Preliminary program: February 15, 2022

Draft Papers Due: At conference

Aaron Craft drew everyone's attention to a Technical Meeting on Advances in Neutron Detectors for Neutron Scattering and Imaging Applications hosted by the IAEA to be held virtually via Cisco Webex from 30 August to 3 September 2021.   
The purpose of the event was to review developments in neutron detectors for neutron scattering and neutron imaging applications, providing a platform for international cooperation and networking of future developments in these fields.   

Prof. Wolfgang Treimer invited research paper submissions for a special "Advances in Neutron Imaging" issue of the journal Applied Sciences. 
The aim is to publish many different papers on neutron imaging to popularize this technique in neutron scattering and other interdisciplinary scientific research.
Prof. Fayçal KHARFI announced that the 1st International Conference and School on Radiation Imaging (ICSRI), scheduled for 2020 at Ferhat Abbas University, Algeria had been relaunched for 26-30 Sept 2021 in Setif.

The IAEA announced the launch of a new Neutron Imaging E-Learning Course with registration being made via the IAEA Portal NUCLEUS. 


Congratulations to Marios and SCITEK Consultants Ltd  who moved into their new offices in Victory Road, Derby, U.K. on the 10th December 2020.
SCITEK designed, built and installed the Cold Neutron Radiography Facility on the China Mianyang Research Reactor (CMRR) in Sichuan, China.
In addition, they provide advanced engineering services to clients in a variety of sectors including aerospace, defence, power generation and automotive and carry out collaborative R & D programmes with academic and industrial partners.
For more information:-



Frikkie de Beer announced his early retirement from Necsa, Pretoria. In his 32 years at Necsa, he created and made operational a 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.

Recently 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 reconstruction
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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 made 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


  • 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