Maya muon tomography, muon tracking, and muon simulation

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2007-12

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Hui, CheukKai Becket, 1981-

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The Mayan Muon Tomography Project of the UT High Energy Physics Laboratory is in collaboration with UT Mesoamerican Archaeological Laboratory to explore a Maya pyramid in Belize. The detectors in this project will use cosmic ray muons, and thus unintrusively, to create tomographic images of the internal structures of the pyramid. A prototype muon detector has been completed and commissioned in early 2007. Currently, the Maya Muon group is studying various aspects of the detector in preparation for its service in Belize. Muon track reconstruction, imaging technique and data simulation have been studied and will be discussed here.

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