Measurement of integrated flux of cosmic ray muons at sea level using the India-based Neutrino Observatory prototype detector

Sumanta Pal, 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. ICAL uses 50 kton iron as target mass and about 28,800 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 of 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 cosmic ray muon flux measurement at sea level and lower latitude (18°54′N).

Original languageEnglish
Article number021
JournalProceedings of Science
Volume2012-February
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
Event11th Workshop on Resistive Plate Chambers and Related Detectors, RPC 2012 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Feb 5 2012Feb 10 2012

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