The pilot system is non-contact inspection of luggage, set up in the framework of the project "The detectors of explosives and drugs on the basis of labeled neutrons" (DViN) in April 2011 was launched at Leningrad Station in Moscow and Moscow Station in St. Petersburg, so far, though, Only passengers high-speed train "Peregrine Falcon", and the inspection is selective.
The difference detector based on conventional labeled neutron ray systems is that it identifies the agent as it invisible elemental composition, rather than the density. For example, X-ray machines at the airport is easy to find a bottle in the bag, but can not determine what is in the bottle — water or liquid explosives. Detection of explosives and narcotics, created at JINR, solves this problem. The energy spectrum of gamma rays DViN clearly identifies, for example, the same RDX (yesterday, this task seemed insurmountable technically), as well as other explosives. As you know, the idea of such detectors is born at JINR, for implementation established company "Dvina", which received the status of resident Special Economic Zone "Dubna".
In September 2010, the investment agreement was signed between the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research and LLC "Dvina" to expand the production of multi-purpose detectors to identify a wide range of materials, based on the technology of labeled neutrons. For this project, the company set up a project "Neutron technology."
At the All-Russian scientific-practical conference, which was held in the SEZ "Dubna" in December last year, the CEO of this company professor Mikhail Sapozhnikov said that currently detectors developed several versions, from portable (weighing up to 35 kg with a neutron source, concluded in box length of 30 cm) to the system for the inspection of large cargo, including sea containers. In this case, the Dubna detector is smaller than the beam labeled with the same product from the European Union (Euritrack) and allows the identification of a substance with a minimum mass is four times smaller than that of their European counterparts. Serial production of the detectors is planned to start in the JINR is expected to produce up to 100 detectors per year.
Recently the report "DViN-1. Portable detection of explosives and drugs on the basis of tagged neutrons "was presented by M. Sapozhnikov at the I International Conference "Transport Security", on security of the transport complex of Russia (it was held in St. Petersburg on 21-22 April 2011)
The picture shows the general director of "Neutron Technologies" Michael Sapozhnikov at a press conference in the newspaper "Arguments and Facts", dedicated to the creation in Russia of portable detectors of explosives and narcotics (February 2011).
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