How do you make tiny gravity sensors?

Dr Richard Middlemiss of University of Glasgow's Institute for Gravitational Research, explains how the techniques used to make mobile phone accelerometers can be adapted to make sensors for studying volcanoes through the technology of the Wee-g gravity detector. The device will be deployed on Mount Etna in 2020 to monitor lava inside the volcano.

This is funded from the EC’s Horizon 2020 programme, under the FETOPEN-2016/2017 call.

First published: 24 September 2019