The Muon Telescope

The Muon Telescope is a hybrid instrument suitable for different geophysical scenarios. MuTe employs a plastic scintillator hodoscope to determine the direction of particles impinging the detector after crossing the geophysical target. Additionally, MuTe incorporates particle-identification techniques for reducing the background noise sources. A Water Cherenkov Detector (WCD) measures the deposited energy of charged particles filtering the noise due to the soft-component of Extensive Air Showers (electrons and positrons), and of particles arriving simultaneously. Discrimination of fake events due to scattered and backwards particles is addressed using a Time-of-Flight system.

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