TERRAPUB Earth, Planets and Space

Earth Planets Space, Vol. 62 (No. 2), pp. 211-214, 2010

Studies on neutrino Earth 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 November 28, 2008; Revised June 18, 2009; Accepted June 18, 2009; Online published February 22, 2010)

Abstract: Neutrino Earth radiography seems to provide an alternative tool to study the very deep geological structures. Even if the level of precision of such measurements might not be very high, nevertheless the information which can be obtained are absolutely independent and complementary to the more conventional seismic studies.
Key words: High energy cosmic rays, neutrinos, Earth radial density profile.

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

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