The MUTR’s thermal column is currently configured for Neutron Imaging. Neutron imaging is often used as a complementary technique to x-rays as neutrons are highly penetrating in dense materials such as lead, but very sensitive to light elements such as hydrogen and lithium
The neutron imaging camera can image samples up to approximately 2″ in diameter with a resolution ofa bout 300 microns. Irradiations in the highly thermailized beam of the thermal column are also possible. The neutron flux is approximately 1.0 x 104 n/cm2/sec.