PhD Research Project: Particle Detectors for Muon Tomography applied to Climate Change
The particle physics group at Sheffield is developing new uses for muon detector technology that has emerged from our work in dark matter and neutrino physics. The focus in this project will be on development of novel detectors for muon tomography to allow monitoring of CO2 stored deep underground. This is part of global efforts on carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) as a means to combat climate change. The project involves collaboration with geo-physics groups and development of new instruments to be installed and tested using the UK’s deep underground science laboratory at Boulby.
The work will involve design, construction and operation of new muon tomography devices as well as simulations and data analysis for CCS.