On the Genesis of Artifacts in Neutron Transmission Imaging of Hydrogenous Steel Specimens

J Imaging. 2020 Apr 9;6(4):22. doi: 10.3390/jimaging6040022.


Hydrogen-charged supermartensitic steel samples were used to systematically investigate imaging artifacts in neutron radiography. Cadmium stencils were placed around the samples to shield the scintillator from excessive neutron radiation and to investigate the influence of the backlight effect. The contribution of scattered neutrons to the total detected intensity was investigated by additionally varying the sample-detector distance and applying a functional correlation between distance and intensity. Furthermore, the influence of the surface roughness on the edge effect due to refraction was investigated.

Keywords: backlight; hydrogen; neutron imaging; refraction; scattering; supermartensitic steel.