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A Compact Muon Tracker for Dynamic Tomography of Density Based on a Thin Time Projection Chamber with Micromegas Readout

Low Background Noise Underground Research Laboratory, CNRS, Avignon University, 84400 Rustrel, France
Academic Editors: Diego González-Díaz and Paul Colas
Particles 2021, 4(3), 333-342; https://doi.org/10.3390/particles4030028
Received: 26 May 2021 / Revised: 21 June 2021 / Accepted: 24 June 2021 / Published: 1 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from "New Horizons in Time Projection Chambers")
Tomography based on cosmic muon absorption is a rising technique because of its versatility and its consolidation as a geophysics tool over the past decade. It allows us to address major societal issues such as long-term stability of natural and man-made large infrastructures or sustainable underwater management. Traditionally, muon trackers consist of hodoscopes or multilayer detectors. For applications with challenging available volumes or the wide field of view required, a thin time projection chamber (TPC) associated with a Micromegas readout plane can provide a good tradeoff between compactness and performance. This paper details the design of such a TPC aiming at maximizing primary signal and minimizing track reconstruction artifacts. The results of the measurements performed during a case study addressing the aforementioned applications are discussed. The current works lines and perspectives of the project are also presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: muon tomography; time projection chamber; Micromegas; cosmic rays; geophysics muon tomography; time projection chamber; Micromegas; cosmic rays; geophysics
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Lázaro Roche, I. A Compact Muon Tracker for Dynamic Tomography of Density Based on a Thin Time Projection Chamber with Micromegas Readout. Particles 2021, 4, 333-342. https://doi.org/10.3390/particles4030028

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Lázaro Roche I. A Compact Muon Tracker for Dynamic Tomography of Density Based on a Thin Time Projection Chamber with Micromegas Readout. Particles. 2021; 4(3):333-342. https://doi.org/10.3390/particles4030028

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Lázaro Roche, Ignacio. 2021. "A Compact Muon Tracker for Dynamic Tomography of Density Based on a Thin Time Projection Chamber with Micromegas Readout" Particles 4, no. 3: 333-342. https://doi.org/10.3390/particles4030028

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