Cosmic ray muons are nature’s x-rays, highly penetrating, travelling to the Earth’s surface and passing through man-made and natural structures. There are around 10,000 cosmic ray muons passing through one square metre of ground every minute; Geoptic use them to image the interior of large engineering infrastructure.
By placing cosmic ray detectors below an object, Geoptic can measure how many are absorbed as they pass through an area of interest. This reading can be used to image the internal structure of an object completely non-invasively, in the same way as an x-ray.
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