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Most probable trajectory of a muon in a scattering medium, when input and output trajectories are known


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Benton, C. J., Smith, N. D., Quillin, S. J. and Steer, C. A., 2012. Most probable trajectory of a muon in a scattering medium, when input and output trajectories are known. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment, 693, pp. 154-159.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2012.07.008

    Abstract

    Tomographic imaging using cosmic ray muons has a range of applications including homeland security and geological imaging. To this end, we have developed a technique to calculate the most probable muon trajectory through a scattering material, given its measured entry and exit trajectories. This method has the potential to improve tomographic algorithms, in particular by replacing the muon paths assumed by the Point Of Closest Approach (POCA) method, with more realistic paths. These paths can be calculated for arbitary matter distributions, rather than just the point scatterers assumed by POCA.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsBenton, C. J., Smith, N. D., Quillin, S. J. and Steer, C. A.
    DOI10.1016/j.nima.2012.07.008
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Electronic & Electrical Engineering
    Publisher StatementBenton_NIAMIPR_A_2012_693_154.pdf: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, vol 693, 2012, DOI 10.1016/j.nima.2012.07.008
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code31417

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