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Title: Muon detectors, systems and methods

Abstract

A muon detector system capable of determining muon direction and flight trajectory or path is disclosed. The muon detector system includes scintillators for determining muon direction, and an array of muon detectors arranged in orthogonal layers for determining flight trajectory. The system can be used for tomographic and telescopic mode imaging, and may be used for imaging concealed and/or subterranean objects.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1600203
Patent Number(s):
10451745
Application Number:
14/965,666
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM); National Security Technologies, LLC (Las Vegas, NV); Decision Sciences International Corporation (Poway, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12/10/2015
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Bonal, Nedra D., Preston, Leiph A., Schwellenbach, David, Dreesen, Wendi, Green, J. Andrew, and Sossong, Michael. Muon detectors, systems and methods. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Bonal, Nedra D., Preston, Leiph A., Schwellenbach, David, Dreesen, Wendi, Green, J. Andrew, & Sossong, Michael. Muon detectors, systems and methods. United States.
Bonal, Nedra D., Preston, Leiph A., Schwellenbach, David, Dreesen, Wendi, Green, J. Andrew, and Sossong, Michael. Tue . "Muon detectors, systems and methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1600203.
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