EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS SUPPORTING THE CONCEPT OF ONE-SIDED MUON TOMOGRAPHY
39th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference - 2015 June 01


Presented at:
39th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference
2015 June 01
Location:
Toronto, Canada
Session Title:
Student Session

Authors:
K. Boniface (McMaster University)
G. Jonkmans (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories)
A. Buijs (McMaster UniversityMcMaster University)
A. Erlandson (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories)
S. Livingstone (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories)
  

Abstract

Naturally occurring cosmic-ray muons have been shown to exhibit properties ideal for imaging the interior of structures containing material of high density and atomic number. The commonly used method for 3D imaging requires two modules of detection in order to measure muon scattering. This paper provides experimental results for a novel 3D imaging method that uses a reconstruction algorithm common to medical imaging and only one module of detection in order to measure the attenuation of the muon flux at several angles of rotation around a structure.

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