Nov 24 – 26, 2021
Ghent
Europe/Brussels timezone

The MURAVES experiment : study of the Vesuvius Great Cone with Muon Radiography

Nov 25, 2021, 11:10 AM
20m
Het Pand, Zaal August Vermeylen (Ghent)

Het Pand, Zaal August Vermeylen

Ghent

Het Pand Onderbergen 1, B-9000 Gent Belgium
Plenary talk Data analysis and image reconstruction Data analysis and image reconstruction

Speaker

Mariaelena D'Errico (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II & INFN)

Description

The MURAVES experiment aims at the muographic imaging of
the internal structure of the summit of Mt. Vesuvius,
exploiting muons produced by cosmic rays.
Though presently quiescent, the volcano carries a dramatic
hazard in its highly populated surroundings. The
challenging measurement of the rock density distribution
in its summit by muography, in conjunction with data from
other geophysical techniques, can help the modeling of
possible eruptive dynamics.
The MURAVES apparatus consists in an array of three
independent and identical muon trackers, with a total
sensitive area of 3 square meters. In each tracker, a sequence of 4
XY tracking planes made of plastic scintillators is
complemented by a 60 cm thick lead wall inserted between
the two downstream planes to improve rejection of
background from low energy muons. The apparatus is
currently acquiring data. Preliminary results from the
analysis of a first data sample will be presented.

Primary author

Mariaelena D'Errico (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II & INFN)

Co-authors

Prof. Giulio Saracino (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II & INFN) Dr Luigi Cimmino (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II & INFN) Prof. Fabio Ambrosino (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II & INFN) Dr Alan Bross (Fermilab) Dr Anna Pla-Dalmau (Fermilab) Dr Antonio Caputo (INGV) Dr Enrico Vertechi (INGV) Dr Flora Giudicepietro (INGV) Dr Giovanni Macedonio (INGV) Dr Giuseppe Passeggio (INFN) Dr Giovanni Scarpato (INGV) Dr Guglielmo Baccani (INFN) Dr Lorenzo Bonechi (INFN) Dr Lorenzo Viliani (INFN) Prof. Massimo Bongi (INFN) Dr Roberto Ciaranfi (INFN) Prof. Raffaello D'Alessandro (INFN) Dr Nicola Mori (INFN) Dr Massimo Orazi (INGV) Dr Rosario Peluso (INGV) Prof. Paolo Strolin (INFN) Dr Sandro Gonzi (INFN) Dr Vitaliano Ciulli (INFN)

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