A Prototype Scintillating Fibre Tracker for the Cosmic-Ray Muon Tomography of Legacy Nuclear Waste Containers

Kaiser, R. et al. (2014) A Prototype Scintillating Fibre Tracker for the Cosmic-Ray Muon Tomography of Legacy Nuclear Waste Containers. In: INPC 2013 International Nuclear Physics Conference, Florence, Italy, 2-7 Jun 2013, (doi: 10.1051/epjconf/20146610005)

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Cosmic-ray muons are highly-penetrative charged particles observed at sea level with a flux of approximately 1 cm−2 min−1. They interact with matter primarily through Coulomb scattering which can be exploited in muon tomography to image objects within industrial nuclear waste containers. This paper presents the prototype scintillating-fibre detector developed for this application at the University of Glasgow. Experimental results taken with test objects are shown in comparison to results from GEANT4 simulations. These results verify the simulation and show discrimination between the low, medium and high-Z materials imaged.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mahon, Mr David and Murray, Dr Morgan and Yang, Dr Guangliang and Hoek, Mr Matthias and Lumsden, Mr Peter and Shearer, Dr Craig and Keri, Dr Tibor and McKinnon, Dr Bryan and Clarkson, Mr Anthony and Kaiser, Professor Ralf and Nutbeam-Tuffs, Mrs Sian and Ireland, Professor David and Hamilton, Dr David and Johnstone, Mr John
Authors: Kaiser, R., Clarkson, A., Hamilton, D. J., Hoek, M., Ireland, D.G., Johnstone, J.R., Keri, T., Lumsden, S., Mahon, D. F., McKinnon, B., Murray, M., Nutbeam-Tuffs, S., Shearer, C., Staines, C., Yang, G., and Zimmerman, C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:EPJ Web of Conferences
Publisher:EDP Sciences
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
First Published:First published in EPJ Web of Conferences 66:10005
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License
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