Non-destructive assay of nuclear waste containers using muon scattering tomography in the Horizon2020 CHANCE project
School of Physics, University of Bristol,
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, UK
3 Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
4 Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Published online: 20 January 2020
Methods for the non-destructive assay of nuclear waste drums are of great importance to the nuclear waste management community, especially where loss in continuity of knowledge about the content of drums happened or chemical processes altering the contents of the drums may occur. Muon scattering tomography has been shown to be a promising technique for the non-destructive assay of nuclear waste drums in a safe way. By measuring tracks of muons entering and leaving the probed sample and extracting scattering angles from the tracks, it is possible to draw conclusions about the contents of the sample and its spatial arrangement. Within the CHANCE project, a newly built large-scale mobile detector system for scanning and imaging the contents of nuclear waste drums using atmospheric muons is currently undergoing commissioning.
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