• Identification of nuclear wastage with the help of scintillation detectors

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      Nuclear waste; scintillation detector; muon; dry cask.

    • Abstract

       

      This paper explains the use of muon tomography in imaging the dry storage container to detect the high radioactive material in it. Cosmic ray muon is a natural source in the Earth’s atmosphere and has high penetrating power and large scattering angle for high Z materials. In this paper, we have designed a dry storage container inside which UO$_2$ rods have been placed and on increasing the number of these rods muon scattering has been observed. We have shown that as the muons entered into the container, it generates a scattering pattern and from that pattern, we can find the existence of any nuclear waste in it accurately without opening it. Some other parameters such as energy loss, radiation length and scattering angle have also been calculated for 3 GeV–10 GeV muon energy. The results for 3 GeV energy has been compared with C Jewett $et al$ and further extrapolated to higher energies.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      KAJAL GARG1 SONALI BHATNAGAR2

      1. Department of Physics and Computer Science, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra 282 005, India
      2. Faculty of Science, Department of Physics and Computer Science, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra 282 005, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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