Muon radiography applied to archaeology and mining.
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VI - Fisica applicata, acceleratori e beni culturali
GSSI Ex ISEF - Aula A - Mercoledì 25 h 16:30 - 19:00
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Muon Radiography (Muography) is a highly innovative technique for non-destructive imaging of hidden structures, that can be applied to archaeological sites, underground mining complexes, and civil engineering in general. Muography is conceptually similar to standard radiography, with X-rays replaced by muons, whose penetrating power can be exploited to image, for example, archaeological structures or cavities hidden by thick layers of matter. This contribution will briefly explain the underlying principles of Muography, and will then focus on the details pertinent to the applications mentioned above. A few examples that highlight the potentialities of this methodology will be given.