Zenith distribution and flux of atmospheric muons measured with the 5-line ANTARES detector

J. A. Aguilar, A. Albert, 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. M. Brown, J. Brunner, J. BustoF. Camarena, A. Capone, G. Carminati, J. Carr, D. Castel, E. Castorina, V. Cavasinni, S. Cecchini, Ph Charvis, T. Chiarusi, 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, 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, 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. Lefvre, G. Lelaizant, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, F. Lucarelli, K. Lyons, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martinez-Mora, G. Maurin, A. Mazure, M. Melissas, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, H. Motz, C. Naumann, M. Neff, R. Ostasch, D. Palioselitis, G. E. Pvla, 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, G. V. Russo, F. Salesa, P. Sapienza, F. Schöck, J. P. Schuller, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, M. Spurio, J. J.M. Steijger, Th Stolarczyk, M. Taiuti, 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

The ANTARES high-energy neutrino telescope is a three-dimensional array of about 900 photomultipliers distributed over 12 mooring lines installed in the Mediterranean Sea. Between February and November 2007 it acquired data in a 5-line configuration. The zenith angular distribution of the atmospheric muon flux and the associated depth-intensity relation are measured and compared with previous measurements and Monte Carlo expectations. An evaluation of the systematic effects due to uncertainties on environmental and detector parameters is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-184
Number of pages6
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct

Keywords

  • Atmospheric muons
  • Depth-intensity relation
  • Neutrino telescope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Aguilar, J. A., Albert, A., 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. M., Brunner, J., ... Zúñiga, J. (2010). Zenith distribution and flux of atmospheric muons measured with the 5-line ANTARES detector. Astroparticle Physics, 34(3), 179-184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2010.07.001