Stopping Power Simulation for Use in Muon Tomography
The field of muon tomography has developed rapidly over recent years. It has seen broad-ranging applications, from archaeology to nuclear waste management. The technique relies upon the varying attenuation of muons passing through materials, parameterized by the stopping power – the energy lost by the muon per unit distance traveled – and is intrinsic to the material itself. As this is an inverse problem, it is important that the reconstruction is particularly sensitive to this function to correctly identify the material itself. It is the aim of this paper to outline an efficient, closed-form simulation of the stopping power for compound materials that, by design, allows for user-friendly application to most materials.
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