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Title: Measurement of integrated flux of cosmic ray muons at sea level using the INO-ICAL prototype detector

Abstract

The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) collaboration is planning to set-up a magnetized Iron-CALorimeter (ICAL) to study atmospheric neutrino oscillations with precise measurements of oscillations parameters. The ICAL uses 50 kton iron as target mass and about 28800 Resistive Plate Chambers (RPC) of 2 m × 2 m in area as active detector elements. As part of its R and D program, a prototype detector stack comprising 12 layers of RPCs of 1 m × 1 m in area has been set-up at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) to study the detector parameters using cosmic ray muons. We present here a study of muon flux measurement at sea level and lower latitude. (Site latitude: 18°54'N, longitude: 72°48'E.)

Authors:
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  1. Department of High Energy Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai 400005 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22280042
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2012; Journal Issue: 07; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1475-7516
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; COSMIC MUONS; COSMIC RAY FLUX; EXPERIMENT PLANNING; INDIA; IRON; LAYERS; MUON DETECTION; NEUTRINO DETECTION; NEUTRINO OSCILLATION; SHOWER COUNTERS

Citation Formats

Pal, S., Acharya, B.S., Majumder, G., Mondal, N.K., Samuel, D., and Satyanarayana, B., E-mail: sumanta@tifr.res.in, E-mail: acharya@tifr.res.in, E-mail: gobinda@tifr.res.in, E-mail: nkm@tifr.res.in, E-mail: samuel@tifr.res.in, E-mail: bsn@tifr.res.in. Measurement of integrated flux of cosmic ray muons at sea level using the INO-ICAL prototype detector. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2012/07/033.
Pal, S., Acharya, B.S., Majumder, G., Mondal, N.K., Samuel, D., & Satyanarayana, B., E-mail: sumanta@tifr.res.in, E-mail: acharya@tifr.res.in, E-mail: gobinda@tifr.res.in, E-mail: nkm@tifr.res.in, E-mail: samuel@tifr.res.in, E-mail: bsn@tifr.res.in. Measurement of integrated flux of cosmic ray muons at sea level using the INO-ICAL prototype detector. United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2012/07/033.
Pal, S., Acharya, B.S., Majumder, G., Mondal, N.K., Samuel, D., and Satyanarayana, B., E-mail: sumanta@tifr.res.in, E-mail: acharya@tifr.res.in, E-mail: gobinda@tifr.res.in, E-mail: nkm@tifr.res.in, E-mail: samuel@tifr.res.in, E-mail: bsn@tifr.res.in. Sun . "Measurement of integrated flux of cosmic ray muons at sea level using the INO-ICAL prototype detector". United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2012/07/033.
@article{osti_22280042,
title = {Measurement of integrated flux of cosmic ray muons at sea level using the INO-ICAL prototype detector},
author = {Pal, S. and Acharya, B.S. and Majumder, G. and Mondal, N.K. and Samuel, D. and Satyanarayana, B., E-mail: sumanta@tifr.res.in, E-mail: acharya@tifr.res.in, E-mail: gobinda@tifr.res.in, E-mail: nkm@tifr.res.in, E-mail: samuel@tifr.res.in, E-mail: bsn@tifr.res.in},
abstractNote = {The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) collaboration is planning to set-up a magnetized Iron-CALorimeter (ICAL) to study atmospheric neutrino oscillations with precise measurements of oscillations parameters. The ICAL uses 50 kton iron as target mass and about 28800 Resistive Plate Chambers (RPC) of 2 m × 2 m in area as active detector elements. As part of its R and D program, a prototype detector stack comprising 12 layers of RPCs of 1 m × 1 m in area has been set-up at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) to study the detector parameters using cosmic ray muons. We present here a study of muon flux measurement at sea level and lower latitude. (Site latitude: 18°54'N, longitude: 72°48'E.)},
doi = {10.1088/1475-7516/2012/07/033},
journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
issn = {1475-7516},
number = 07,
volume = 2012,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {7}
}