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Title: Muon radiography applied to volcanoes imaging: the MURAVES experiment at Mt. Vesuvius

Abstract

Muon radiography is a technique based on the measurement of absorption profiles of muons as they pass through matter. This measurement allows to obtain an image of the inner structure of large volume objects and is suitable to be applied in several fields, such as volcanology, archaeology and civil engeneering. One of the main applications concerns the study of volcanic structures; indeed it is possible to use this technique to measure the mass distribution inside the edifice of a volcano providing useful information to better understand the possible eruption mechanisms. The MURAVES (MUon RAdiography of VESuvius) project aims to the study of the summital cone of Mt. Vesuvius near Naples in Italy, one of the most dangerous active volcanoes in the world. The MURAVES apparatus is a modular, robust muon hodoscope system with a low power consumption, optimized to be used in inhospitable environments like the surroundings of volcanoes. The complete detection system is an array of identical tracking modules, each with an area of 1 m2, based on the use of plasic scintillators. The technologies, the status and the data analysis strategy of the experiment will be presented in this paper.

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Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1605587
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-19-656-ND-PPD
oai:inspirehep.net:1783425
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
JINST
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 15; Journal Issue: 03; Conference: 15th Topical Seminar on Innovative Particle and Radiation Detectors, Siena, Italy, 10/14-10/17/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

D'Errico, M., and et al. Muon radiography applied to volcanoes imaging: the MURAVES experiment at Mt. Vesuvius. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/15/03/C03014.
D'Errico, M., & et al. Muon radiography applied to volcanoes imaging: the MURAVES experiment at Mt. Vesuvius. United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/15/03/C03014.
D'Errico, M., and et al. Tue . "Muon radiography applied to volcanoes imaging: the MURAVES experiment at Mt. Vesuvius". United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/15/03/C03014. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1605587.
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title = {Muon radiography applied to volcanoes imaging: the MURAVES experiment at Mt. Vesuvius},
author = {D'Errico, M. and et al.},
abstractNote = {Muon radiography is a technique based on the measurement of absorption profiles of muons as they pass through matter. This measurement allows to obtain an image of the inner structure of large volume objects and is suitable to be applied in several fields, such as volcanology, archaeology and civil engeneering. One of the main applications concerns the study of volcanic structures; indeed it is possible to use this technique to measure the mass distribution inside the edifice of a volcano providing useful information to better understand the possible eruption mechanisms. The MURAVES (MUon RAdiography of VESuvius) project aims to the study of the summital cone of Mt. Vesuvius near Naples in Italy, one of the most dangerous active volcanoes in the world. The MURAVES apparatus is a modular, robust muon hodoscope system with a low power consumption, optimized to be used in inhospitable environments like the surroundings of volcanoes. The complete detection system is an array of identical tracking modules, each with an area of 1 m2, based on the use of plasic scintillators. The technologies, the status and the data analysis strategy of the experiment will be presented in this paper.},
doi = {10.1088/1748-0221/15/03/C03014},
journal = {JINST},
number = 03,
volume = 15,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {3}
}

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