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Title: Imaging Spent Fuel in Dry Storage Casks with Cosmic Ray Muons

Highly energetic cosmic ray muons are a natural source of ionizing radiation that can be used to make tomographic images of the interior of dense objects. Muons are capable of penetrating large amounts of shielding that defeats typical radiographic probes like neutrons or photons. This is the only technique which can examine spent nuclear fuel rods sealed inside dry casks.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1225563
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--15-28684
TRN: US1500863
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; SPENT FUELS; COSMIC MUONS; TOMOGRAPHY; CASKS; DRY STORAGE; IMAGES; PROBES; FUEL RODS