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Title: MARTA: a high-energy cosmic-ray detector concept for high-accuracy muon measurement

A new concept for the direct measurement of muons in air showers is presented. The concept is based on resistive plate chambers (RPCs), which can directly measure muons with very good space and time resolution. The muon detector is shielded by placing it under another detector able to absorb and measure the electromagnetic component of the showers such as a water-Cherenkov detector, commonly used in air shower arrays. Here, the combination of the two detectors in a single, compact detector unit provides a unique measurement that opens rich possibilities in the study of air showers.
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  1. Lab. de Instrumentacao e Fisica Experimental de Particulas, Coimbra and Lisbon (Portugal); Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon (Portugal)
  2. Lab. de Instrumentacao e Fisica Experimental de Particulas, Coimbra and Lisbon (Portugal)
  3. Univ. de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  4. Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon (Portugal)
  5. Observatorio Pierre Auger, Malargue (Argentina)
  6. Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  7. Univ. di Napoli "Federico II", Naples (Italy)
  8. Univ. Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  9. Univ. Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP (Brazil)
  10. Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  11. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Chicago, IL (United States)
  12. Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague (Czech Republic)
  13. Univ. de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-17-609-TD; arXiv:1712.07685
Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6044; 1644571
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6044
Publisher:
Springer
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1431573