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Muons in the Cathedral

Muon-imaging technology — far better at penetrating materials than x-rays — makes it ideal for peering into thick, dense objects.
August 17, 2017
Muon-imaging technology — far better at penetrating materials than x-rays — makes it ideal for peering into thick, dense objects.

Muon-imaging technology — far better at penetrating materials than x-rays — makes it ideal for peering into thick, dense objects.

Muon-imaging technology — far better at penetrating materials than x-rays — makes it ideal for peering into thick, dense objects. While muon-imaging technology was developed for national security purposes, such as searching cargo shipments for nuclear materials, it could also be useful for determining what is inside any structure. Now, scientists at Los Alamos are using muons to look inside a nearly 600-year-old Italian church in hopes of preserving it for centuries to come.

Read more in the Santa Fe New Mexican.


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