Using Enhanced Muon Tomography to Assess Core Relocation Following a Severe Reactor Accident

Joseph John Bevelacqua


Muon tomography can reveal the location and configuration of a displaced core following a severe power reactor accident.  The image contrast of this technique is enhanced using energies beyond those encountered in the cosmic ray muon spectrum.  Optimum contrast is energy dependent and varies with the thickness of relocated core materials.


Muon Tomography; Variable Energy Muon Beam; Power Reactor Accident Assessment; Image Contrast Optimization


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