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16-19 January 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
Europe/Berlin timezone

Track-based Multiple Scattering Tomography

17 Jan 2018, 14:50
ETH HG E 1.2 (Zurich, Switzerland)

ETH HG E 1.2

Zurich, Switzerland

Rämistrasse 101, 8092 Zürich, Schweiz


Mr Hendrik Jansen (DESY)


Tomographic methods enable a three-dimensional imaging of complex structures and are widely used in medical applications but also for scientific use in numerous fields. We propose a new imaging method based on the tracking of charged particles in the GeV range traversing a sample under investigation. By measuring the distribution of the particles' deflection angles at the sample, an estimate on the projected material budget is extracted for a given 2D-cell in the sample. Illuminating the sample from various rotational angles allows for the 3D-reconstruction of the material budget via an inverse Radon transform. For the validation of the method, first measurements have been performed at the DESY Test Beam Facility, using a positron beam of several GeV and the DATURA Beam Telescope for high-precision particle tracking. The measurement was performed for homogeneous and inhomogeneous samples, providing calibration on the hand, and showing the feasibility and potential of this method on the other.

Primary authors

Mr Hendrik Jansen (DESY) Mr Paul Schütze (DESY - CMS)

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