MuonX it's an innovative Start-Up
It was born in 2022 from the collaboration between a spin-off of the Federico II University of Naples, Tecno In S.p.a and the Stress Scarl consortium.
Through cosmic muon detection we are able to locate cavities, determine the
presence of aquifers and more
- Feasibility studies
- Field measurements
- Design and implementation of detectors
- Supply of detectors
- Cavity detection
- Geological prospecting
- Study of industrial structures
- Nuclear safety and safeguarding
The Muon Radiography, Muography
It is an innovative imaging technique capable of investigating the subsurface or interior of large opaque bodies inaccessible by traditional techniques such as X-rays or gamma rays.
What we do
We use innovative Muon Radiography technology as an alternative or complementary geological prospecting tool to traditional methods.
Through cosmic muon detection we are able to locate cavities, determine the presence of aquifers
or mineral deposits, measure subsurface density distribution, study industrial and civil structures,
and more. Repeated measurements at different locations, made with the same detector or a
network of detectors, allow us to obtain 3D information.
Through cosmic muon detection we are able to locate cavities, determine the presence of aquifers or mineral deposits, measure subsurface density distribution, study industrial and civil structures, and more. Repeated measurements at different locations, made with the same detector or a network of detectors, allow us to obtain 3D information.
Our detectors are capable of operating in hostile environments and have very low power consumption. They are also easily transportable, robust, and simple to install.In particular, our cylindrical detector allows well insertion, enabling subsurface analysis in the absence of pre-existing cavities
What We Do
Detector Supplies and Training
Detector design and implementation
our simulation models are very accurate and allow us to study in detail a proposed case study and provide a report on the expected results and optimization of the apparatus to be used and of the measurement campaign, with estimation of the costs and time needed to obtain results.
We install Our detectors to provide a final report with the results obtained or monitor over time the evolution of a system. We can guarantee a complete service, from the preliminary feasibility study, to the implementation of the necessary infrastructure (communication networks, drilling, detector installation, data transfer and visualization).
By placing our detectors in pre-existing tunnels or building special wells where well detectors can be positioned, we can identify cavities with extreme precision and monitor their progress over time. Compared to traditional techniques, we can also operate where these are inapplicable, ineffective or very expensive.
Muography provides maps of subsoil density, making it possible to identify the presence of mineral deposits, aquifers (monitoring their trend over time), measure the thickness of a glacier, identify the presence of large boulders or other anomalies in the density of the soil .
Study of industrial structures
It is possible to study the density distribution inside a blast furnace, following its evolution over time.
By installing one or more detectors underground, it is possible to identify the presence of tunnels. Given their low operating cost and network connectivity, continuous monitoring is possible to check possible intrusions in restricted areas
One of the first applications was the study of secret chambers inside the great pyramids of Giza, which led in 2017 to the discovery of a “great void” inside the pyramid of Cheops. Muography can be a very useful tool in archaeology, both for the study of emerged buildings, such as castles or pyramids, and for underground structures.
Nuclear safety and safeguarding
Muon radiography is very sensitive to the presence of nuclear material, and is used to characterize radioactive waste containers or to check for the presence of nuclear fuel inside storage silos or nuclear power plants.