Where? Glasgow, UK
What? Lynkeos commercializes muon imaging systems and associated services.
What, exactly? In some ways, muons are quite unlike other elementary particles. They have a very high penetrating power, higher than the x-rays or gammas that we routinely use for medical imaging. Even better (from an industrial point of view!) they come for free, because they are continuously created by the interaction of cosmic rays with the Earth’s atmosphere. These features make them a very effective medium to detect radioactive or explosive materials based on their respective densities, and this, even behind a thick shield.