- Investigated material is irradiated with neutrons.
- Neutron interacts with the investigated sample inducing gamma rays and/or changes in neutron energy distribution.
- By measuring the changes in neutron energy distribution and/or gamma spectrum, we are able to determine the elemental composition or image the object.
In addition, neutrons can also be used to produce rare isotopes, deliver radiation to tumors with boron, and stress test electronics. However, currently we focus on elemental analysis and imaging.