Little-known particles called muons are helping to map the insides of pyramids, and to spot missing nuclear waste
Dr David Mahon, Lynkeos Technology Ltd asks ‘Did you know that millions of cosmic muons pass through your body every single day? Put simply, Muon technology can see what other technology cannot. It started out as an idea in a university office, some 10 years ago and soon it will be used to solve some of the world’s most hazardous nuclear decommissioning challenges – with huge scope in other sectors. It is incredibly safe and cost effective, with the potential to save vast amounts of tax payer money over the coming years and decades’.
Lynkeos first presented their Muon Technology & its potential uses in “viewing” the insides of nuclear barrels back at TotalDECOM2014. It was a research project with support from Sellafield and the National Nuclear Laboratory, within Glasgow University and has since gained support from NDA and Innovate UK, among others.
Lynkeos Technology is now set for commercial deployment at Sellafield and is the only technology of its kind in the world. This amazing journey shows what is possible when you combine innovative thinking, R & D support, along with grit and determination.
Take a listen in your own time at this very inspiring webinar which is all about Muon Technology, what it is, its applications in decommissioning and the journey from a new idea though to full commercialisation and the lessons learnt.
Webinar: Dr David Mahon – ‘Lynkeos ‘ From academic research to nuclear industry deployment: The Lynkeos Story’. Sponsored by Nuclear Engineering International
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