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Title: Measurement of cosmic muon angular distribution and vertical integrated flux by 2 m × 2 m RPC stack at IICHEP-Madurai

Abstract

The 50 kton INO-ICAL is a proposed underground high energy physics experiment at Theni, India (9{sup o}57' N , 77{sup o}16' E ) to study the neutrino oscillation parameters using atmospheric neutrinos. The Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) has been chosen as the active detector element for the ICAL detector. An experimental setup consisting of 12 layers of glass RPCs of size 2 m × 2 m has been built at IICHEP, Madurai to study the long term stability and performance of RPCs which are produced on a large scale in Indian industry. In this paper, the studies on the performance of RPCs are presented along with the angular distribution of muons at Madurai (9{sup o}56' N ,78{sup o}00' E and Altitude ≈ 160 m from sea level).

Authors:
 [1]; ; ; ;  [2];  [3]
  1. Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai-400094, Maharashtra (India)
  2. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai-400005, Maharashtra (India)
  3. Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata-700064, West Bengal (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22667689
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2017; Journal Issue: 09; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ALTITUDE; ANGULAR DISTRIBUTION; COSMIC MUONS; GLASS; HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS; LAYERS; NEUTRINO OSCILLATION; NEUTRINOS; STABILITY; UNDERGROUND

Citation Formats

Pethuraj, S., Datar, V.M., Majumder, G., Ravindran, K.C., Satyanarayana, B., and Mondal, N.K., E-mail: s.pethuraj@tifr.res.in, E-mail: vivek.datar@tifr.res.in, E-mail: gobinda@tifr.res.in, E-mail: nabak.mondal@gmail.com, E-mail: kcravi@tifr.res.in, E-mail: bsn@tifr.res.in. Measurement of cosmic muon angular distribution and vertical integrated flux by 2 m × 2 m RPC stack at IICHEP-Madurai. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/09/021.
Pethuraj, S., Datar, V.M., Majumder, G., Ravindran, K.C., Satyanarayana, B., & Mondal, N.K., E-mail: s.pethuraj@tifr.res.in, E-mail: vivek.datar@tifr.res.in, E-mail: gobinda@tifr.res.in, E-mail: nabak.mondal@gmail.com, E-mail: kcravi@tifr.res.in, E-mail: bsn@tifr.res.in. Measurement of cosmic muon angular distribution and vertical integrated flux by 2 m × 2 m RPC stack at IICHEP-Madurai. United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/09/021.
Pethuraj, S., Datar, V.M., Majumder, G., Ravindran, K.C., Satyanarayana, B., and Mondal, N.K., E-mail: s.pethuraj@tifr.res.in, E-mail: vivek.datar@tifr.res.in, E-mail: gobinda@tifr.res.in, E-mail: nabak.mondal@gmail.com, E-mail: kcravi@tifr.res.in, E-mail: bsn@tifr.res.in. Fri . "Measurement of cosmic muon angular distribution and vertical integrated flux by 2 m × 2 m RPC stack at IICHEP-Madurai". United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/09/021.
@article{osti_22667689,
title = {Measurement of cosmic muon angular distribution and vertical integrated flux by 2 m × 2 m RPC stack at IICHEP-Madurai},
author = {Pethuraj, S. and Datar, V.M. and Majumder, G. and Ravindran, K.C. and Satyanarayana, B. and Mondal, N.K., E-mail: s.pethuraj@tifr.res.in, E-mail: vivek.datar@tifr.res.in, E-mail: gobinda@tifr.res.in, E-mail: nabak.mondal@gmail.com, E-mail: kcravi@tifr.res.in, E-mail: bsn@tifr.res.in},
abstractNote = {The 50 kton INO-ICAL is a proposed underground high energy physics experiment at Theni, India (9{sup o}57' N , 77{sup o}16' E ) to study the neutrino oscillation parameters using atmospheric neutrinos. The Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) has been chosen as the active detector element for the ICAL detector. An experimental setup consisting of 12 layers of glass RPCs of size 2 m × 2 m has been built at IICHEP, Madurai to study the long term stability and performance of RPCs which are produced on a large scale in Indian industry. In this paper, the studies on the performance of RPCs are presented along with the angular distribution of muons at Madurai (9{sup o}56' N ,78{sup o}00' E and Altitude ≈ 160 m from sea level).},
doi = {10.1088/1475-7516/2017/09/021},
journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
number = 09,
volume = 2017,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}