A simulation study of material discrimination using muon scattering tomography

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  1. Waller, D.
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Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The Cosmic Ray Inspection and Passive Tomography (CRIPT) for Special Nuclear Material (SNM) Detection project is investigating the effectiveness of muon scattering tomography for detecting SNM and dense radiation-shielding materials like lead. The goal of CRIPT is to design, build and test a large-scale prototype system that uses naturally occurring cosmic-ray-induced muons to image a volume of interest. This paper presents a Monte Carlo simulation study of CRIPT’s ability to discriminate three different materials: lead, iron and aluminum. By measuring the angles of the muons before and after passage through the material, and their momenta, these three materials can be clearly identified with an extremely low rate of false identification.

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Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TM-2010-211 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Nov 2010
Number of Pages
42
DSTKIM No
CA034696
CANDIS No
534191
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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