A new measurement of the momentum spectra of both positive and negative muons as a function of atmospheric depth was made by the balloon-borne experiment CAPRICE93. The data were collected during ground runs in Lynn Lake on 19 and 20 July 1994 and during the balloon flight on 8 and 9 August 1994. We present results that cover the momentum intervals 0.3-40 GeV/c for mu(-) and 0.3-2 GeV/c for mu(+), for atmospheric depths from 3.3 to 1000 g/cm(2), respectively. Good agreement is found with previous measurements for high momenta, while at momenta below 1 GeV/c we find latitude dependent geomagnetic effects. These measurements are important cross-checks for the simulations carried out to calculate the atmospheric neutrino fluxes and to understand the observed atmospheric neutrino anomaly.

Boezio M., C.P. (2000). Measurement of the flux of atmospheric muons with the CAPRICE94 apparatus. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 62(3), 1-15.

Measurement of the flux of atmospheric muons with the CAPRICE94 apparatus

PICOZZA, PIERGIORGIO;SPARVOLI, ROBERTA;
2000

Abstract

A new measurement of the momentum spectra of both positive and negative muons as a function of atmospheric depth was made by the balloon-borne experiment CAPRICE93. The data were collected during ground runs in Lynn Lake on 19 and 20 July 1994 and during the balloon flight on 8 and 9 August 1994. We present results that cover the momentum intervals 0.3-40 GeV/c for mu(-) and 0.3-2 GeV/c for mu(+), for atmospheric depths from 3.3 to 1000 g/cm(2), respectively. Good agreement is found with previous measurements for high momenta, while at momenta below 1 GeV/c we find latitude dependent geomagnetic effects. These measurements are important cross-checks for the simulations carried out to calculate the atmospheric neutrino fluxes and to understand the observed atmospheric neutrino anomaly.
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Settore FIS/04 - Fisica Nucleare e Subnucleare
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COSMIC-RAY PROTON; HELIUM SPECTRA; NEUTRINO FLUXES; RICH DETECTOR; GROUND-LEVEL; SEA-LEVEL; SPECTROMETER; PERFORMANCE; RATIO
Boezio M., C.P. (2000). Measurement of the flux of atmospheric muons with the CAPRICE94 apparatus. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 62(3), 1-15.
Boezio, M; Carlson, P; Francke, T; Weber, N; Suffert, M; Hof, M; Menn, W; Simon, M; Stephens, Sa; Bellotti, R; Cafagna, F; Circella, M; De Marzo, C; Finetti, N; Papini, P; Piccardi, S; Spillantini, P; Ricci, M; Casolino, M; De Pascale, Mp; Morselli, A; Picozza, P; Sparvoli, R; Barbiellini, G; Schiavon, P; Vacchi, A; Zampa, N; Grimani, C; Mitchell, Jw; Ormes, Jf; Streitmatter, Re; Bravar, U; Golden, Rl; Stochaj, Sj
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