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Volume 1, issue 2
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 1, 229-234, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-1-229-2012
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under
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Special issue: High energy geophysics: muon and neutrino radiography

Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 1, 229-234, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-1-229-2012
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 18 Dec 2012

Research article | 18 Dec 2012

CCC-based muon telescope for examination of natural caves

L. Oláh1, G. G. Barnaföldi2, G. Hamar2, H. G. Melegh3, G. Surányi4, and D. Varga1 L. Oláh et al.
  • 1Eötvös Loránd University, 1/A Pázmány P. sétány, 1117 Budapest, Hungary
  • 2Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics of the HAS, 29-33 Konkoly-Thege Miklós Str. 1121 Budapest, Hungary
  • 3Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 3-9 M\H uegyetem rkp., 1111 Budapest, Hungary
  • 4Geological, Geophysical and Space Science Research Group of the HAS, Eötvös University, 1/C Pázmány P. sétány, 1117 Budapest, Hungary

Abstract. A portable cosmic muon detector has been developed for geophysical applications: searching for large scale underground rock/soil inhomogeneities and underground cavities. The designed muon telescope called a muon tomograph is based on the recently developed closed cathode chamber (CCC) technology, which provides a cheap, easy handling, portable, and power efficient detector system able to work even in extreme conditions (e.g. high humidity, low/high temperature). The muon telescope has a detection surface of approximately 0.1 m2 with a 10 mrad angular resolution. Tests have been performed in natural caves and artificial tunnel systems as well. In this paper a summary of the first results on tomographic cavities are presented and the geophysical and possible industrial use of the cosmic muon tomographic technology is indicated.

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