Development of a cosmic-ray muon radiography system with plastic scintillators

H. S. Lee, S. J. Kim, K. Y. Baik, J. K. Ahn

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We demonstrate that cosmic-ray muon radiography is viable for detecting high-Z material. While the health risks from radiation and the cost for better image quality, areserious concerns in envertional radiography cosmic-ray muon radiography is free from radiation risk and is good for three-dimensional imaging. Our simulation study supports the ability to reconstruct high-Z material objects with eosinic-ray muons. We also developed a small-scale muon radiography system With plastic scintillators. The large angular deviation from multiple scattering through a test Pb block shows the feasibility of the cosmic-ray muon radiography system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2076-2081
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number5 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May
Externally publishedYes


  • Cosmic ray
  • Multiple scattering
  • Muon
  • Radiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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