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Title: Imaging the inside of thick structures using cosmic rays

Here, we present a new method to image reinforcement elements inside thick structures and the results of a demonstration measurement performed on a mock-up wall built at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The method, referred to as “multiple scattering muon radiography”, relies on the use of cosmic-ray muons as probes. Our work was performed to prove the viability of the technique as a means to image the interior of the dome of Florence Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and among the highest profile buildings in existence. This result shows the effectiveness of the technique as a tool to radiograph thick structures and image denser object inside them.
Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 87545 USA
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-28428
Journal ID: ISSN 2158-3226; AAIDBI
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
AIP Advances
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2158-3226
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; muons
OSTI Identifier:
1235800
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1335615