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Title: The MURAVES muon telescope: technology and expected performances

Here, the MURAVES project aims to study the inner structure of the upper part of the Mt. Vesuvius volcano by muon radiography (muography) technique. Very high energy muons, produced by cosmic rays in the atmosphere, can penetrate large thickness of rocks. By measuring the attenuation of the muons flux trough the volcano cone is possible to obtain a 2D image of the density structure. Internal discontinuities, with a spatial resolution of about 10 m, can be, in principle, resolved. An absolute average density measurement can be provided too. The project, funded by the Italian Ministry of University, Research and Education (MIUR), is led by INGV and INFN. In this article the mechanical structure of the detectors and background suppression techniques are reported.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [2] ;  [5] ;  [6] ;  [6] ;  [6] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [4] ;  [6] ;  [4] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [1]
  1. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Naples (Italy); Univ. di Napoli Federico II, Naples (Italy)
  2. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Florence (Italy)
  3. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  4. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Naples (Italy)
  5. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Florence (Italy); Univ. di Firenze, Florence (Italy)
  6. Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Naples (Italy)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-16-726-PPD
Journal ID: ISSN 1593-5213; 1628913
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Annals of Geophysics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 60; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1593-5213
Publisher:
INGV, Istituto nazionale di geoisica e vulcanologia
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; Muon radiography; Muography; Volcanoes; Geophysical imaging; Particle detectors
OSTI Identifier:
1399103

Saracino, Giulio, Ambrosino, Fabio, Bonechi, Lorenzo, Bross, Alan, Cimmino, Luigi, Ciaranfi, Roberto, D'Alessandro, Raffaello, Giudicepietro, Flora, Macedonio, Giovanni, Martini, Marcello, Masone, Vincenzo, Mori, Nicola, Noli, Pasquale, Orazi, Massimo, Passeggio, Giuseppe, Pla-Dalmau, Anna, Roscilli, Lorenzo, and Strolin, Paolo. The MURAVES muon telescope: technology and expected performances. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.4401/ag-7378.
Saracino, Giulio, Ambrosino, Fabio, Bonechi, Lorenzo, Bross, Alan, Cimmino, Luigi, Ciaranfi, Roberto, D'Alessandro, Raffaello, Giudicepietro, Flora, Macedonio, Giovanni, Martini, Marcello, Masone, Vincenzo, Mori, Nicola, Noli, Pasquale, Orazi, Massimo, Passeggio, Giuseppe, Pla-Dalmau, Anna, Roscilli, Lorenzo, & Strolin, Paolo. The MURAVES muon telescope: technology and expected performances. United States. doi:10.4401/ag-7378.
Saracino, Giulio, Ambrosino, Fabio, Bonechi, Lorenzo, Bross, Alan, Cimmino, Luigi, Ciaranfi, Roberto, D'Alessandro, Raffaello, Giudicepietro, Flora, Macedonio, Giovanni, Martini, Marcello, Masone, Vincenzo, Mori, Nicola, Noli, Pasquale, Orazi, Massimo, Passeggio, Giuseppe, Pla-Dalmau, Anna, Roscilli, Lorenzo, and Strolin, Paolo. 2016. "The MURAVES muon telescope: technology and expected performances". United States. doi:10.4401/ag-7378. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1399103.
@article{osti_1399103,
title = {The MURAVES muon telescope: technology and expected performances},
author = {Saracino, Giulio and Ambrosino, Fabio and Bonechi, Lorenzo and Bross, Alan and Cimmino, Luigi and Ciaranfi, Roberto and D'Alessandro, Raffaello and Giudicepietro, Flora and Macedonio, Giovanni and Martini, Marcello and Masone, Vincenzo and Mori, Nicola and Noli, Pasquale and Orazi, Massimo and Passeggio, Giuseppe and Pla-Dalmau, Anna and Roscilli, Lorenzo and Strolin, Paolo},
abstractNote = {Here, the MURAVES project aims to study the inner structure of the upper part of the Mt. Vesuvius volcano by muon radiography (muography) technique. Very high energy muons, produced by cosmic rays in the atmosphere, can penetrate large thickness of rocks. By measuring the attenuation of the muons flux trough the volcano cone is possible to obtain a 2D image of the density structure. Internal discontinuities, with a spatial resolution of about 10 m, can be, in principle, resolved. An absolute average density measurement can be provided too. The project, funded by the Italian Ministry of University, Research and Education (MIUR), is led by INGV and INFN. In this article the mechanical structure of the detectors and background suppression techniques are reported.},
doi = {10.4401/ag-7378},
journal = {Annals of Geophysics},
number = 1,
volume = 60,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {1}
}