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Deep Earth Communication and Seismology Using Neutrinos and Antineutrino

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000214111D
Publication Date: 2012-Jan-10
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Neutrinos being electrically neutral are not affected by electromagnetic force and can pass through ordinary matter with negligible interaction. This makes them an ideal candidate for deep earth communication and seismology. The proposed invention is about building a neutrino transmitter and receiver which are able to communicate almost unhindered by ordinary matter (Earth). Further the neutrino receiver can be used to detect geoneutrinos which are emitted by decay chain of uranium and thorium. This can reveal the Earth’s interior and used for formation evaluation.

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Deep Earth Communication and Seismology

Using Neutrinos and Antineutrino

Neutrinos being electrically neutral are not affected by electromagnetic force and can pass through ordinary matter with negligible interaction. This makes them an ideal candidate for deep earth communication and seismology. The proposed invention is about building a neutrino transmitter and receiver which are able to communicate almost unhindered by ordinary matter (Earth). Further the neutrino receiver can be used to detect geoneutrinos which are emitted by decay chain of uranium and thorium. This can reveal the Earth’s interior and used for formation evaluation.

 The system consists of a neutrino transmitter comprising of the modulation system and the receiver comprising of a demodulator. The proposed neutrino transmitter shall consist of an artificially produced neutrino, antineutrino source. The source can be due to beta decay in fission process or produced due to muon decay. The decay process can be controlled appropriately to enable pulse modulation. The receiver is able to detect the neutrino or antineutrino particles. Various detection techniques involving scinitillators, Cherenkov detector, radio detectors etc. can be used. These detectors then pass the signal to the demodulator. The detectors can also be used to detect the geoneutrinos which are naturally emitted by decay chain of uranium and thorium.


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