It is a pleasure to announce that a new scientific paper has been published on the Focus Point : "New Technologies for Detection, Protection, Decontamination and Developments of the Decision Support Systems in Case of CBRNe Events" that one of the 3 the special issue of SICC Series - CBRNe Conference 2020 published on the European Physics Journal Plus.
Cianchi, A., Andreani, C., Camarri, P. et al. Evaluation of the imaging performance of the TECNOMUSE muon tomograph and its feasibility in a real scenario. Eur. Phys. J. Plus 136, 658 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1140/epjp/s13360-021-01635-1Focus Point "New Technologies for Detection, Protection, Decontamination and Developments of the Decision Support Systems in Case of CBRNe Events". Guest Editors: Andrea Malizia, Parag Chatterjee and Marco D'Arienzo.
Muon tomography is a very promising imaging technique for the control of cargo containers. It takes advantage of cosmic muons and their interaction mechanisms to reconstruct images of the volume traversed by these particles. In the present work, the imaging performance of a novel muon tomography scanner based on resistive plate chambers detectors is investigated. By means of several Monte Carlo simulations, some imaging parameters are evaluated. The results in terms of spatial resolution, field-of-view and volume and material recognition make the presented scanner and its geometry suitable for muon tomography.