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Title: High speed automated microtomography of nuclear emulsions and recent application

The development of high-speed automatic scanning systems was the key-factor for massive and successful emulsions application for big neutrino experiments like OPERA. The emulsion detector simplicity, the unprecedented sub-micron spatial resolution and the unique ability to provide intrinsically 3-dimensional spatial information make it a perfect device for short-living particles study, where the event topology should be precisely reconstructed in a 10-100 um scale vertex region. Recently the exceptional technological progress in image processing and automation together with intensive R&D done by Italian and Japanese microscopy groups permit to increase the scanning speed to unbelievable few years ago m{sup 2}/day scale and so greatly extend the range of the possible applications for emulsion-based detectors to other fields like: medical imaging, directional dark matter search, nuclear physics, geological and industrial applications.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. INFN Napoli (Italy)
  2. Universita di Napoli (Italy)
  3. LPI Moscow (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22499180
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1702; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: ICCMSE 2015: International conference of computational methods in sciences and engineering 2015, Athens (Greece), 20-23 Mar 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 97 MATHEMATICAL METHODS AND COMPUTING; AUTOMATION; EMULSIONS; IMAGE PROCESSING; MICROSCOPY; NEUTRINOS; NUCLEAR EMULSIONS; SPATIAL RESOLUTION; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; TOMOGRAPHY; TOPOLOGY; VELOCITY