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Volume 6, Pages 671-685
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2006.123
Review Article

Neutron Capture Radiography: Neutron Capture Radiography:a technique for isotopic labelling and analytical imaging with a few stable isotopes

Laboratoire AMMIS, CNRS (FRE 2829), Faculté des Sciences de l'Université de Rouen, F-76821 Mont-Saint-Aignan Cedex, France

Received 14 February 2006; Revised 10 May 2006; Accepted 11 May 2006

Academic Editor: Margaret Tzaphlidou

Copyright © 2006 Michel Thellier and Camille Ripoll.

Abstract

NCR (neutron capture radiography) may be used successfully for the imaging of one of the stable isotopes of a few chemical elements (especially 6Li and 10B, possibly also 14N, 17O, and others) and for labelling experiments using these stable isotopes. Other physical techniques compete with NCR. However, NCR can remain extremely useful in a certain number of cases, because it is usually more easily done and is less expensive than the other techniques.