Muon Vision for U.S. National Security
- Managing Editor
- Clay Dillingham
Every year more than 16 million vehicles and shipping containers enter the United States through its ports of entry. Suppose a nuclear bomb, a dirty bomb, or enough radioactive material to make a bomb is hidden in one them—how do we prevent nuclear terrorism?
Scientists at Los Alamos have responded to what President Barack Obama calls “the single biggest threat to national security” by proposing a new technology, muon vision, which is specifically designed to detect nuclear materials hidden inside vehicles and containers.