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Earth Planets Space, Vol. 62 (No. 2), pp. 187-193, 2010
doi:10.5047/eps.2009.06.006

Simulations of neutrino and muon interaction in matter for geological structures radiography

E. Borriello1,2, G. De Lellis1,2, G. Mangano2,1, A. Marotta1,2, G. Miele1,2,3, P. Migliozzi2,1, C. Moura2, S. Pastor3, O. Pisanti1,2, P. Strolin1,2, and A. Zollo1

1Universitá "Federico II", Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Complesso Universitario di Monte S.Angelo, Via Cithia, 80126, Napoli, Italy
2INFN—Sezione di Napoli—Complesso Universitario di Monte S.Angelo, Via Cithia, 80126, Napoli, Italy
3Instituto de Física Corpuscular (CSIC-Universitat de Valéncia), Ed. Institutos de Investigación, Apartado de Correos 22085, E-46071 Valéncia, Spain

(Received December 1, 2008; Revised June 16, 2009; Accepted June 17, 2009; Online published February 22, 2010)

Abstract: Neutrino and muon radiography seems to provide a method complementary to the more conventional seismic studies for getting information on the very deep geological structures. Here we describe the status of the simulations of neutrino and muon interaction in matter.
Key words: High energy cosmic rays, neutrinos, Earth radial density, muons.


Corresponding author E-mail: pisanti@na.infn.it


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