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Calvert N.,University College London | Betcke M.M.,University College London | Deacon A.N.,Rapiscan Systems Cargo Division | Gleeson A.J.,United Technologies | And 7 more authors.
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science | Year: 2014

By measuring the time of flight of scattered X-ray photons, the point of interaction, assuming a single scatter, can be determined, providing 3-D information about an object under inspection. This paper describes experimental ToF Compton scatter measurements conducted at the versatile electron linear accelerator (VELA), a picosecond pulsewidth electron source situated in Daresbury, U.K. The ToF of scattered X-ray photons was measured using a CeBr3 detector, and a full width at half maximum (FWHM) of between 29 and 36 cm was achieved with a 5-cm-thick plastic test object. By implementing a low-energy cutoff, the FWHM was reduced to between 12 and 26 cm. Two test objects placed in series with a 50-cm space between were separable in the data after applying the low energy cutoff. © 2014 IEEE.

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