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Space Saving and Power Efficient Readout System for Cosmic-Ray Muon Radiography

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3 Author(s)
Uchida, T. ; Dept. of Phys., Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo ; Tanaka, H.K.M. ; Tanaka, M.

Cosmic-ray muon radiography has been used to probe the internal structure of volcanoes. To overcome limitations on constructing an observation station, we developed a small-sized readout system with power consumption low enough to be powered by a small solar-power system. The system can be placed near a volcano and can detect cosmic-ray muons that penetrate the volcano and subsequently generate an angular distribution of the muons. The system can be connected to a PC placed remotely from the station, using a wired or wireless network. The PC can show the angular distribution of the muons on a web browser. We used this system to monitor an actual volcano. The obtained clear image of the volcano indicates that the performance of the readout system is sufficient for cosmic-ray muon radiography.

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:56 ,  Issue: 2 )