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Title: Characteristics of neutrons produced by muons in a standard rock

Characteristics of cosmogenic neutrons, such as the yield, production rate, and flux, were determined for a standard rock. The dependences of these quantities on the standard-rock depth and on the average muon energy were obtained. These properties and dependences make it possible to estimate easy the muon-induced neutron background in underground laboratories for various chemical compositions of rock.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22472093
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Atomic Nuclei; Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; COSMIC MUONS; COSMIC NEUTRONS; COSMIC RAY FLUX; MUON REACTIONS; NUCLEAR REACTION YIELD; ROCKS; UNDERGROUND