May 24 – 28, 2021
America/Vancouver timezone

Underground Muography with Portable Gaseous Detectors

May 27, 2021, 5:48 AM
Parallel session talk Technology Transfer Technology Transfer


Gergoe Hamar (Wigner Research Centre for Physics (Wigner RCP) (HU))


Muography is a novel imaging technology to reveal density structure of hill-sized objects. The cosmic muons lose slowly their energy and penetrate hundreds of meters into the ground, thus their differential local flux correlates with the density-lenght they traveled through.

Exploiting the high flux around the zenith the imaging of the internal structure of hills could be done underground. Various fields could benefit from this non-invasive imaging, eg. speleology, mining, and cultural heritage targets.

The main challenges are the portability, low power consumption, and robustness against the out-of-the-laboratory environment.
Portable gaseous tracking detector system has been designed and built, and successfully used in several underground locations.

The preseatation will focus on the designed portable tracking system, the main requirements, and measurement campaigns for calibration, natural caves, and cultural heritage.

TIPP2020 abstract resubmission? Yes, this would have been presented at TIPP2020.

Primary authors

Dr Gergő Hamar (Wigner RCP, Budapest) Dr Gergely Surányi (MTA-ELTE GGSSR) Dr Dezső Varga (Wigner RCP, Budapest) Dr László Oláh (ERI Uni.Tokyo, Wigner RCP) Mr Gábor Nyitrai (Wigner RCP, Tech. Uni. Budapest) Mr Ádám Gera (Wigner RCP, Tech.Uni.Budapest) Mr Szabolcs J. Balogh (Wigner RCP, Budapest) Dr Gergely G. Barnaföldi (Wigner RCP, Budapest) Dr Gábor Molnár (MTA-ELTE GGSSR)

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