May 24 – 28, 2021
America/Vancouver timezone

MURAVES muon telescope: a low power consuming muon tracker for muon radiography applications

May 27, 2021, 6:06 AM
Parallel session talk Technology Transfer Technology Transfer


Mariaelena D'Errico (INFN)


Muon Radiography is a technique based on the measurement of the absorption degree of cosmic ray muons as they pass through rocks to investigate the interior of large scale bodies, such as pyramids, volcanoes, little hills and others.
The MURAVES project aims to optimize the knowledge of the density distribution along the body of the Mt. Vesuvius, an active volcano near Naples in Italy, providing a useful information that can help, in addiction to the standard gravimetric measurements, to understand its past and future activity.
The MURAVES apparatus is a modular, robust and low power consumption muon hodoscope consisting in an array of three identical muon trackers each of one square meter sensitive area. Each tracker consists of four XY stations made of plastic scintillator bars optically coupled with SiPMs. The hodoscope has been installed on the flank of the volcano and up-to-now a four-months net statistics has been collected.

TIPP2020 abstract resubmission? No, this is an entirely new submission.

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