|Muons Emusion plate setup in Bent Pyramid Lower Chamber|
|Eldamaty and the ScanPyramids Team|
These emulsion films will allow the detection of various types of Muons naturally penetrating the pyramid.
|Muon Emulsion Test in Khufu's Pyramid Queen Chamber|
Muon radiography is non-invasive as Muon particles come naturally from the upper layers of Earth’s atmosphere, and are created from collisions of cosmic rays with the nuclei of atoms in the atmosphere.
As with x-rays used to visualise human skeletons, these elementary particles, like heavy electrons, can very easily pass through any structure, even large, thick rocks and mountains.
|Muons Sensitivty Calibration in Khufus |
Pyramid Queen Chamber
More recently, KEK, the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, developed a detection approach based on electronic scintillators which are resistant to nuclear radiation, unlike chemical emulsions, in order to scan inside the Fukushima nuclear plant reactors.
|The Bent Pyramid|
It worth mentioning that the first phase of a project using a short infrared thermography survey has been completed, while its results and technical analysis of its findings will be announced in January 2016.