Measurements of atmospheric muon spectra at mountain altitude

T. Sanuki, M. Fujikawa, K. Abe, K. Anraku, Y. Asaoka, H. Fuke, S. Haino, M. Imori, K. Izumi, T. Maeno, Y. Makida, N. Matsui, H. Matsumoto, H. Matsunaga, M. Motoki, J. Nishimura, M. Nozaki, S. Orito, M. Sasaki, Y. ShikazeT. Sonoda, J. Suzuki, K. Tanaka, Y. Toki, A. Yamamoto, Y. Yamamoto, K. Yamato, T. Yoshida, K. Yoshimura

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Abstract

We report new measurements of absolute fluxes of atmospheric muons at mountain altitude. The measurements were carried out with the BESS detector at the top of Mt. Norikura, 2 770 m above sea level, in Japan. The overall errors were less than 10%. The measured results are discussed in comparison with theoretical calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)234-242
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume541
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug 15

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Keywords

  • Atmospheric muon
  • Atmospheric neutrino
  • Superconducting spectrometer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Sanuki, T., Fujikawa, M., Abe, K., Anraku, K., Asaoka, Y., Fuke, H., Haino, S., Imori, M., Izumi, K., Maeno, T., Makida, Y., Matsui, N., Matsumoto, H., Matsunaga, H., Motoki, M., Nishimura, J., Nozaki, M., Orito, S., Sasaki, M., ... Yoshimura, K. (2002). Measurements of atmospheric muon spectra at mountain altitude. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 541(3-4), 234-242. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0370-2693(02)02265-7