An archaeological survey method based on neutron gamma-ray logging is described. The method relies on the measurement of capture gamma radiation induced by neutron irradiation from a pulsed generator. This technique provides elemental information on the irradiated zone by spectroscopic analysis of the gamma-ray data. This approach has been studied with Geant4 Monte Carlo simulations. In particular, irradiation volume for a deuterium-deuterium and deuterium-tritium (D-T) neutron generator and sampling volume for the D-T source were estimated. In addition, a neutron log response, which illustrates the capability of the neutron tool to localize artifacts lying beneath the surface, is shown. © 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Miceli, A., Festa, G., Gorini, G., Senesi, R., Andreani, C. (2013). Pulsed neutron gamma-ray logging in archaeological site survey. MEASUREMENT SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 24(12) [10.1088/0957-0233/24/12/125903].

Pulsed neutron gamma-ray logging in archaeological site survey

FESTA, GIULIA
Secondo
;
GORINI, GIUSEPPE;
2013

Abstract

An archaeological survey method based on neutron gamma-ray logging is described. The method relies on the measurement of capture gamma radiation induced by neutron irradiation from a pulsed generator. This technique provides elemental information on the irradiated zone by spectroscopic analysis of the gamma-ray data. This approach has been studied with Geant4 Monte Carlo simulations. In particular, irradiation volume for a deuterium-deuterium and deuterium-tritium (D-T) neutron generator and sampling volume for the D-T source were estimated. In addition, a neutron log response, which illustrates the capability of the neutron tool to localize artifacts lying beneath the surface, is shown. © 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
archaeology; Monte Carlo simulation; neutron gamma logging; site survey; Applied Mathematics; Instrumentation
English
2013
24
12
125903
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Miceli, A., Festa, G., Gorini, G., Senesi, R., Andreani, C. (2013). Pulsed neutron gamma-ray logging in archaeological site survey. MEASUREMENT SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 24(12) [10.1088/0957-0233/24/12/125903].
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