Velocity measurement of cosmic muons using the India-based Neutrino Observatory prototype detector

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

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Abstract

The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) collaboration is planning to set up a magnetized 50 kton iron-calorimeter with resistive plate chambers (RPC) as active detectors to study neutrino oscillations. A prototype detector stack (without magnet) comprising 12 layers of RPCs of 1 m×1 m in area has been set-up to track cosmic ray muons. To study its capability and the feasibility of distinguishing between up-going and down-going particles, the velocity of cosmic muons recorded in this stack has been measured. The measurement procedure, calibration and results are described here.

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  • Cosmic muons
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Velocity measurement of cosmic muons using the India-based Neutrino Observatory prototype detector. / Majumder, G.; Mohammed, S.; Mondal, N. K.; Pal, S.; Samuel, D.; Satyanarayana, B.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 661, No. SUPPL. 1, 01.01.2012.

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