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Title: Compact cosmic ray detector for unattended atmospheric ionization monitoring

Abstract

Two vertical cosmic ray telescopes for atmospheric cosmic ray ionization event detection are compared. Counter A, designed for low power remote use, was deployed in the Welsh mountains; its event rate increased with altitude as expected from atmospheric cosmic ray absorption. Independently, Counter B's event rate was found to vary with incoming particle acceptance angle. Simultaneous co-located comparison of both telescopes exposed to atmospheric ionization showed a linear relationship between their event rates.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH (United Kingdom)
  2. Meteorology Department, University of Reading, PO Box 243, Earley Gate, Reading RG6 6BB (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22066277
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 81; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: (c) 2010 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ABSORPTION; ALTITUDE; COSMIC RADIATION; COSMIC RAY PROPAGATION; IONIZATION; TELESCOPES

Citation Formats

Aplin, K. L., and Harrison, R. G.. Compact cosmic ray detector for unattended atmospheric ionization monitoring. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3514986.
Aplin, K. L., & Harrison, R. G.. Compact cosmic ray detector for unattended atmospheric ionization monitoring. United States. doi:10.1063/1.3514986.
Aplin, K. L., and Harrison, R. G.. Wed . "Compact cosmic ray detector for unattended atmospheric ionization monitoring". United States. doi:10.1063/1.3514986.
@article{osti_22066277,
title = {Compact cosmic ray detector for unattended atmospheric ionization monitoring},
author = {Aplin, K. L. and Harrison, R. G.},
abstractNote = {Two vertical cosmic ray telescopes for atmospheric cosmic ray ionization event detection are compared. Counter A, designed for low power remote use, was deployed in the Welsh mountains; its event rate increased with altitude as expected from atmospheric cosmic ray absorption. Independently, Counter B's event rate was found to vary with incoming particle acceptance angle. Simultaneous co-located comparison of both telescopes exposed to atmospheric ionization showed a linear relationship between their event rates.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3514986},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 12,
volume = 81,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2010},
month = {Wed Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2010}
}