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Title: Muons in the Cathedral

Abstract

Muon-imaging technology — far better at penetrating materials than x-rays — makes it ideal for peering into thick, dense objects. While muon-imaging technology was developed for national security purposes, such as searching cargo shipments for nuclear materials, it could also be useful for determining what is inside any structure. Now, scientists at Los Alamos are using muons to look inside a nearly 600-year-old Italian church in hopes of preserving it for centuries to come.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1375948
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; LANL; MUONS; MUON RADIOGRAPHY; DRIFT TUBE; MUON TRACKERS; BRUNELLESCHI'S DOME; ITALY; STRUCTURAL IMAGING

Citation Formats

Guardincerri, Elena. Muons in the Cathedral. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Guardincerri, Elena. Muons in the Cathedral. United States.
Guardincerri, Elena. Thu . "Muons in the Cathedral". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1375948.
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {8}
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