photofission


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photofission

[¦fōd·ō′fish·ən]
(nuclear physics)
Fission of an atomic nucleus that results from absorption by the nucleus of a high-energy photon.
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SAIC states that with added funds it could (1) integrate detection of photofission with CAARS radiography, (2) hire more software engineers to speed development of algorithms to improve the system's ability to differentiate between materials; and (3) pursue application of the system to detect contraband.
Conversely, if EZ-3D identified a region of interest, the system would reposition the container to analyze that region using NRF and photofission signatures and would likely increase scan time for that container.
This can be done, for example, by using a beam of high energy photons to artificially induce photofission, and then detecting the resulting fission signatures.