Study of the directionality of cosmic muons using the INO-ICAL prototype detector

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

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The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) collaboration is planning to build a magnetised Iron-CALorimeter detector (ICAL) to study atmospheric neutrino oscillations with high precision. The ICAL adopts a 50 kton iron target and about 28 800 Resistive Plate Chambers (RPC) of 2×2 m2 in area as active detector elements. As part of its R&D programme, a prototype detector stack composed of 12 layers of glass RPCs of 1×1 m2 in area has been set up at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) to study the detector parameters using cosmic muons. We present here a study of the capability of this prototype detector to distinguish between up-going and down-going muons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-93
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Cosmic muons
  • Directionality
  • INO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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