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, H. 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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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.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)86-90
ページ数5
ジャーナルAstroparticle Physics
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2010 3
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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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