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Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 2, 55-60, 2013
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Research article
06 Feb 2013
Towards a muon radiography of the Puy de Dôme
C. Cârloganu1, V. Niess1, S. Béné1, E. Busato1, P. Dupieux1, F. Fehr1, P. Gay1, D. Miallier1, B. Vulpescu1, P. Boivin2,3,4, C. Combaret5, P. Labazuy, I. Laktineh5, J.-F. Lénat, L. Mirabito5, and A. Portal 1Clermont Université, Université Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3, Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire, BP 10448, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
2Clermont Université, Université Blaise Pascal, Observatoire de Physique du Globe de Clermont-Ferrand, Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, BP 10118, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
3CNRS – UMR6524, LMV, 63038 Clermont-Ferrand, France
4IRD, R 163, LMV, 63038 Clermont-Ferrand, France
5Université de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, CNRS/IN2P3, IPNL, 1 Rue E. Fermi, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
Abstract. High-energy (above a few hundred GeV) atmospheric muons are a natural probe for geophysical studies. They can travel through kilometres of rock allowing for a radiography of the density distribution within large structures, like mountains or volcanoes. A collaboration between volcanologists, astroparticle and particle physicists, Tomuvol was formed in 2009 to study tomographic muon imaging of volcanoes with high-resolution, large-scale tracking detectors. We report on two campaigns of measurements at the flank of the Puy de Dôme using glass resistive plate chambers (GRPCs) developed for particle physics, within the CALICE collaboration.

Citation: Cârloganu, C., Niess, V., Béné, S., Busato, E., Dupieux, P., Fehr, F., Gay, P., Miallier, D., Vulpescu, B., Boivin, P., Combaret, C., Labazuy, P., Laktineh, I., Lénat, J.-F., Mirabito, L., and Portal, A.: Towards a muon radiography of the Puy de Dôme, Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 2, 55-60, doi:10.5194/gi-2-55-2013, 2013.
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