The Muon Portal Project: A large-area tracking detector for muon tomography
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Published online: 11 May 2016
The Muon Portal Project  is a joint initiative between research and industrial partners, aimed at the construction of a real size detector protoype to search for hidden high-Z fissile materials inside containers by the muon scattering technique. The detector is based on a set of 48 detection modules (1 m × 3 m), so as to provide four X-Y detection planes, two placed above and two below the container to be inspected. After a research and development phase, which led to the choice and test of the individual components, the construction of the full size detector has already started and will be completed in a few months.
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