Muons tomography applied to geosciences and volcanology

Abstract : Imaging the inner part of large geological targets is an important issue in geosciences with various applications. Dif- ferent approaches already exist (e.g. gravimetry, electrical tomography) that give access to a wide range of informations but with identified limitations or drawbacks (e.g. intrinsic ambiguity of the inverse problem, time consuming deployment of sensors over large distances). Here we present an alternative and complementary tomography method based on the measurement of the cosmic muons flux attenuation through the geological structures. We detail the basics of this muon tomography with a special emphasis on the photo-active detectors.


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J. Marteau, D. Gibert, N. Lesparre, F. Nicollin, P. Noli, et al.. Muons tomography applied to geosciences and volcanology. 6th International Conference on New Developments in Photodetection (NDIP 2011), Jul 2011, Lyon, France. 695, pp.23-28, 2012, <10.1016/j.nima.2011.11.061>. <in2p3-00665457>

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