Development of a cosmic-ray muon radiography system with plastic scintillators

H. S. Lee, S. J. Kim, K. Y. Baik, Jung Keun Ahn

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Abstract

We demonstrate that cosmic-ray muon radiography is viable for detecting high-Z material. While the health risks from radiation and the cost for better image quality, areserious concerns in envertional radiography cosmic-ray muon radiography is free from radiation risk and is good for three-dimensional imaging. Our simulation study supports the ability to reconstruct high-Z material objects with eosinic-ray muons. We also developed a small-scale muon radiography system With plastic scintillators. The large angular deviation from multiple scattering through a test Pb block shows the feasibility of the cosmic-ray muon radiography system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2076-2081
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Volume54
Issue number5 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cosmic ray
  • Multiple scattering
  • Muon
  • Radiography

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Development of a cosmic-ray muon radiography system with plastic scintillators. / Lee, H. S.; Kim, S. J.; Baik, K. Y.; Ahn, Jung Keun.

In: Journal of the Korean Physical Society, Vol. 54, No. 5 PART 2, 01.05.2009, p. 2076-2081.

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Lee, H. S. ; Kim, S. J. ; Baik, K. Y. ; Ahn, Jung Keun. / Development of a cosmic-ray muon radiography system with plastic scintillators. In: Journal of the Korean Physical Society. 2009 ; Vol. 54, No. 5 PART 2. pp. 2076-2081.
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