Measurement of the cosmic ray muon flux seasonal variation with the OPERA detector



Agafonova, N, Alexandrov, A, Anokhina, A, Aoki, S, Ariga, A, Ariga, T, Bertolin, A, Bozza, C, Brugnera, R, Buonaura, A
et al (show 118 more authors) (2019) Measurement of the cosmic ray muon flux seasonal variation with the OPERA detector. JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS, 2019 (10). 003-003.

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Abstract

The OPERA experiment discovered muon neutrino into tau neutrino oscillations in appearance mode, detecting tau leptons by means of nuclear emulsion films. The apparatus was also endowed with electronic detectors with tracking capability, such as scintillator strips and resistive plate chambers. Because of its location, in the underground Gran Sasso laboratory, under 3800 m.w.e., the OPERA detector has also been used as an observatory for TeV muons produced by cosmic rays in the atmosphere. In this paper the measurement of the single muon flux modulation and of its correlation with the seasonal variation of the atmospheric temperature are reported.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cosmic rays detectors, neutrino detectors, neutrino experiments
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2020 08:27
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 23:30
DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2019/10/003
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3103670