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Title: Imaging and sensing based on muon tomography

Abstract

Techniques, apparatus and systems for detecting particles such as muons for imaging applications. Subtraction techniques are described to enhance the processing of the muon tomography data.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1079432
Patent Number(s):
8288721
Application Number:
12/108,494
Assignee:
Decision Sciences International Corporation (Poway, CA); Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01V - GEOPHYSICS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Morris, Christopher L, Saunders, Alexander, Sossong, Michael James, Schultz, Larry Joe, Green, J. Andrew, Borozdin, Konstantin N, Hengartner, Nicolas W, Smith, Richard A, Colthart, James M, Klugh, David C, Scoggins, Gary E, and Vineyard, David C. Imaging and sensing based on muon tomography. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Morris, Christopher L, Saunders, Alexander, Sossong, Michael James, Schultz, Larry Joe, Green, J. Andrew, Borozdin, Konstantin N, Hengartner, Nicolas W, Smith, Richard A, Colthart, James M, Klugh, David C, Scoggins, Gary E, & Vineyard, David C. Imaging and sensing based on muon tomography. United States.
Morris, Christopher L, Saunders, Alexander, Sossong, Michael James, Schultz, Larry Joe, Green, J. Andrew, Borozdin, Konstantin N, Hengartner, Nicolas W, Smith, Richard A, Colthart, James M, Klugh, David C, Scoggins, Gary E, and Vineyard, David C. Tue . "Imaging and sensing based on muon tomography". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1079432.
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