Measurement of the atmospheric muon flux with a 4 GeV threshold in the ANTARES neutrino telescope

J. A. Aguilar, I. Al Samarai, A. Albert, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, A. C. Assis Jesus, T. Astraatmadja, J. J. Aubert, R. Auer, B. Baret, S. Basa, M. Bazzotti, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, M. Bou-Cabo, M. C. Bouwhuis, A. BrownJ. Brunner, J. Busto, F. Camarena, A. Capone, C. Cârloganu, G. Carminati, J. Carr, E. Castorina, V. Cavasinni, S. Cecchini, Ph Charvis, T. Chiarusi, N. Chon Sen, M. Circella, R. Coniglione, H. Costantini, N. Cottini, P. Coyle, C. Curtil, G. De Bonis, M. P. Decowski, I. Dekeyser, A. Deschamps, C. Distefano, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, D. Drouhin, T. Eberl, U. Emanuele, J. P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, F. Fehr, V. Flaminio, K. Fratini, U. Fritsch, J. L. Fuda, P. Gay, G. Giacomelli, J. P. Gómez-González, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Halladjian, G. Hallewell, H. van Haren, A. J. Heijboer, Y. Hello, J. J. Hernández-Rey, B. Herold, J. Hößl, M. de Jong, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, U. Katz, P. Kooijman, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, W. Kretschmer, R. Lahmann, P. Lamare, G. Lambard, G. Larosa, H. Laschinsky, D. Lefèvre, G. Lelaizant, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Lucarelli, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, A. Mazure, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, Holger Martin Motz, C. Naumann, M. Neff, R. Ostasch, G. Palioselitis, G. E. Pǎvǎlaş, P. Payre, J. Petrovic, P. Piattelli, N. Picot-Clemente, C. Picq, R. Pillet, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, A. Radu, C. Reed, C. Richardt, M. Rujoiu, V. Russo, F. Salesa, P. Sapienza, F. Schoeck, J. P. Schuller, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, M. Spurio, J. J M Steijger, Th Stolarczyk, C. Tamburini, L. Tasca, S. Toscano, B. Vallage, V. Van Elewyck, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, G. Wijnker, E. de Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zúñiga

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Abstract

A new method for the measurement of the muon flux in the deep-sea ANTARES neutrino telescope and its dependence on the depth is presented. The method is based on the observation of coincidence signals in adjacent storeys of the detector. This yields an energy threshold of about 4 GeV. The main sources of optical background are the decay of 40K and the bioluminescence in the sea water. The 40K background is used to calibrate the efficiency of the photo-multiplier tubes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-90
Number of pages5
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Atmospheric muons
  • Depth intensity relation
  • Potassium-40

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Aguilar, J. A., Al Samarai, I., Albert, A., Anghinolfi, M., Anton, G., Anvar, S., ... Zúñiga, J. (2010). Measurement of the atmospheric muon flux with a 4 GeV threshold in the ANTARES neutrino telescope. Astroparticle Physics, 33(2), 86-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2009.12.002

Measurement of the atmospheric muon flux with a 4 GeV threshold in the ANTARES neutrino telescope. / Aguilar, J. A.; Al Samarai, I.; Albert, A.; Anghinolfi, M.; Anton, G.; Anvar, S.; Ardid, M.; Assis Jesus, A. C.; Astraatmadja, T.; Aubert, J. J.; Auer, R.; Baret, B.; Basa, S.; Bazzotti, M.; Bertin, V.; Biagi, S.; Bigongiari, C.; Bou-Cabo, M.; Bouwhuis, M. C.; Brown, A.; Brunner, J.; Busto, J.; Camarena, F.; Capone, A.; Cârloganu, C.; Carminati, G.; Carr, J.; Castorina, E.; Cavasinni, V.; Cecchini, S.; Charvis, Ph; Chiarusi, T.; Chon Sen, N.; Circella, M.; Coniglione, R.; Costantini, H.; Cottini, N.; Coyle, P.; Curtil, C.; De Bonis, G.; Decowski, M. P.; Dekeyser, I.; Deschamps, A.; Distefano, C.; Donzaud, C.; Dornic, D.; Drouhin, D.; Eberl, T.; Emanuele, U.; Ernenwein, J. P.; Escoffier, S.; Fehr, F.; Flaminio, V.; Fratini, K.; Fritsch, U.; Fuda, J. L.; Gay, P.; Giacomelli, G.; Gómez-González, J. P.; Graf, K.; Guillard, G.; Halladjian, G.; Hallewell, G.; van Haren, H.; Heijboer, A. J.; Hello, Y.; Hernández-Rey, J. J.; Herold, B.; Hößl, J.; de Jong, M.; Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.; Kalekin, O.; Kappes, A.; Katz, U.; Kooijman, P.; Kopper, C.; Kouchner, A.; Kretschmer, W.; Lahmann, R.; Lamare, P.; Lambard, G.; Larosa, G.; Laschinsky, H.; Lefèvre, D.; Lelaizant, G.; Lim, G.; Lo Presti, D.; Loehner, H.; Loucatos, S.; Lucarelli, F.; Mangano, S.; Marcelin, M.; Margiotta, A.; Martinez-Mora, J. A.; Mazure, A.; Montaruli, T.; Morganti, M.; Moscoso, L.; Motz, Holger Martin; Naumann, C.; Neff, M.; Ostasch, R.; Palioselitis, G.; Pǎvǎlaş, G. E.; Payre, P.; Petrovic, J.; Piattelli, P.; Picot-Clemente, N.; Picq, C.; Pillet, R.; Popa, V.; Pradier, T.; Presani, E.; Racca, C.; Radu, A.; Reed, C.; Richardt, C.; Rujoiu, M.; Russo, V.; Salesa, F.; Sapienza, P.; Schoeck, F.; Schuller, J. P.; Shanidze, R.; Simeone, F.; Spurio, M.; Steijger, J. J M; Stolarczyk, Th; Tamburini, C.; Tasca, L.; Toscano, S.; Vallage, B.; Van Elewyck, V.; Vecchi, M.; Vernin, P.; Wijnker, G.; de Wolf, E.; Yepes, H.; Zaborov, D.; Zornoza, J. D.; Zúñiga, J.

In: Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 33, No. 2, 03.2010, p. 86-90.

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Aguilar, JA, Al Samarai, I, Albert, A, Anghinolfi, M, Anton, G, Anvar, S, Ardid, M, Assis Jesus, AC, Astraatmadja, T, Aubert, JJ, Auer, R, Baret, B, Basa, S, Bazzotti, M, Bertin, V, Biagi, S, Bigongiari, C, Bou-Cabo, M, Bouwhuis, MC, Brown, A, Brunner, J, Busto, J, Camarena, F, Capone, A, Cârloganu, C, Carminati, G, Carr, J, Castorina, E, Cavasinni, V, Cecchini, S, Charvis, P, Chiarusi, T, Chon Sen, N, Circella, M, Coniglione, R, Costantini, H, Cottini, N, Coyle, P, Curtil, C, De Bonis, G, Decowski, MP, Dekeyser, I, Deschamps, A, Distefano, C, Donzaud, C, Dornic, D, Drouhin, D, Eberl, T, Emanuele, U, Ernenwein, JP, Escoffier, S, Fehr, F, Flaminio, V, Fratini, K, Fritsch, U, Fuda, JL, Gay, P, Giacomelli, G, Gómez-González, JP, Graf, K, Guillard, G, Halladjian, G, Hallewell, G, van Haren, H, Heijboer, AJ, Hello, Y, Hernández-Rey, JJ, Herold, B, Hößl, J, de Jong, M, Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N, Kalekin, O, Kappes, A, Katz, U, Kooijman, P, Kopper, C, Kouchner, A, Kretschmer, W, Lahmann, R, Lamare, P, Lambard, G, Larosa, G, Laschinsky, H, Lefèvre, D, Lelaizant, G, Lim, G, Lo Presti, D, Loehner, H, Loucatos, S, Lucarelli, F, Mangano, S, Marcelin, M, Margiotta, A, Martinez-Mora, JA, Mazure, A, Montaruli, T, Morganti, M, Moscoso, L, Motz, HM, Naumann, C, Neff, M, Ostasch, R, Palioselitis, G, Pǎvǎlaş, GE, Payre, P, Petrovic, J, Piattelli, P, Picot-Clemente, N, Picq, C, Pillet, R, Popa, V, Pradier, T, Presani, E, Racca, C, Radu, A, Reed, C, Richardt, C, Rujoiu, M, Russo, V, Salesa, F, Sapienza, P, Schoeck, F, Schuller, JP, Shanidze, R, Simeone, F, Spurio, M, Steijger, JJM, Stolarczyk, T, Tamburini, C, Tasca, L, Toscano, S, Vallage, B, Van Elewyck, V, Vecchi, M, Vernin, P, Wijnker, G, de Wolf, E, Yepes, H, Zaborov, D, Zornoza, JD & Zúñiga, J 2010, 'Measurement of the atmospheric muon flux with a 4 GeV threshold in the ANTARES neutrino telescope', Astroparticle Physics, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 86-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2009.12.002
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