TERRAPUB Earth, Planets and Space

Earth Planets Space, Vol. 62 (No. 2), pp. 145-151, 2010

The MU-RAY project: Summary of the round-table discussions

F. Beauducel1, A. Bross2, S. Buontempo3, L. D'Auria4, Y. Déclais5, G. De Lellis3,6, G. Festa6, P. Gasparini6,7, D. Gibert1, K. Hoshina8, G. Iacobucci3, N. Lesparre1, G. Macedonio4, A. Marotta3, J. Marteau5, M. Martini4, G. Miele3,6, P. Migliozzi3, C. A. Moura3, M. Orazi4, A. Pla-Dalmau2, O. Pisanti3,6, S. Pastor9, R. Peluso4, P. Rubinov2, G. Scarpato4, G. Sekhniaidze3, P. Strolin3,6, H. Taira10, M. Tanaka11, H. K. M. Tanaka10, A. Tarantola1, T. Uchida12, M. Vassallo3,7, I. Yokoyama13, and A. Zollo6

1Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris, (IPGP), France
2Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL, USA
3Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Sezione di Napoli, Italy
4Osservatorio Vesuviano, INGV, (OV), Italy
5Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon (IPNL), France
6Universitá di Napoli "Federico II" (UniNA), Italy
7Consorzio Analisi e Monitoraggio Rischi Ambientali (AMRA), Napoli, Italy
8University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
9Instituto de Física Corpuscular (CSIC-Universitat de Valéncia), Spain
10Earthquake Research Institute (ERI), University of Tokyo, Japan
11Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies, KEK, Japan
12Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, Japan
13Usu Volcano Laboratory, Hokkaido University, Japan

(Received December 3, 2008; Revised March 3, 2009; Accepted March 30, 2009; Online published February 22, 2010)

Abstract: The MU-RAY project has the challenging aim of performing muon radiography of the summit cone of Mt. Vesuvius. The muon telescopes developed for this purpose will be available for the radiography of other volcanoes, in particular Stromboli. The scientific goals, the strategy for their implementation and the baseline detector design are discussed in detail. A tentative time schedule for the project is drawn.
Key words: Muon, radiography, volcanoes.

Corresponding author E-mail: giuseppe.iacobucci@na.infn.it

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