Muon tomography applied to active volcanoes

Abstract : Muon tomography is a generic imaging method using the differential absorption of cosmic muons by matter. The measured contrast in the muons flux reflects the matter density contrast as it does in conventional medical imaging. The applications to volcanology present may advantadges induced by the features of the target itself: limited access to dangerous zones, impossible use of standard boreholes information, harsh environmental conditions etc. The Diaphane project is one of the largest and leading collaboration in the field and the present article summarizes recent results collected on the Lesser Antilles, with a special emphasis on the Soufri\`ere of Guadeloupe.
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Jacques Marteau, Bruno Carlus, Dominique Gibert, Jean-Christophe Ianigro, Kevin Jourde, et al.. Muon tomography applied to active volcanoes. International Conference on New Photo-detectors,PhotoDet2015, Jul 2015, Moscow, Russia. pp.004, ⟨10.22323/1.252.0004⟩. ⟨in2p3-01217658⟩

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