Measurement of integrated flux of cosmic ray muons at sea level using the INO-ICAL prototype detector

S. Pal, B. S. Acharya, G. Majumder, N. K. Mondal, D. Samuel, B. Satyanarayana

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Abstract

The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) collaboration is planning to set-up a magnetized Iron-CALorimeter (ICAL) to study atmospheric neutrino oscillations with precise measurements of oscillations parameters. The ICAL uses 50 kton iron as target mass and about 28800 Resistive Plate Chambers (RPC) of 2 m × 2 m in area as active detector elements. As part of its R&D program, a prototype detector stack comprising 12 layers of RPCs of 1 m × 1 m in area has been set-up at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) to study the detector parameters using cosmic ray muons. We present here a study of muon flux measurement at sea level and lower latitude. (Site latitude: 18°54′N, longitude: 72°48′E.)

Original languageEnglish
Article number33
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Volume2012
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2012

Keywords

  • Cosmic ray experiments
  • cosmic rays detectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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