E3S Web of Conferences
Volume 4, 2014i-DUST 2014 – Inter-Disciplinary Underground Science & Technology
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Rare Events Physics|
|Published online||22 December 2014|
Simulations of the muon flux sensitivity to rock perturbation associated to hydrogeological processes
1 LSBB, UMS 3538 Université de Nice, Université d'Avignon, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, OCA, La grande combe, 84400 Rustrel, France
2 Aix Marseille Université, CNRS/IN2P3, CPPM UMR 7346, 13288 Marseille, France
3 Géoazur, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, UMR 7329, CNRS, France
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Muon tomography is a method to investigate the in-situ rock density. It is based on the absorption of cosmic-ray muons according to the quantity of matter (thickness and density). Numerical simulations are performed in order to estimate the expected muon flux in LSBB Underground Research Laboratory (URL) (Rustrel, France). The aim of the muon measurements in the underground galleries of this laboratory is to characterize the spatial and temporal density variations caused by water transfer in the unsaturated zone of the Fontaine-de-Vaucluse karstic aquifer.
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