publication . Doctoral thesis . Other literature type . 2011

Measurement of the atmospheric muon charge ratio with the OPERA detector

Mauri, Nicoletta <1980>;
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  • Published: 20 May 2011
  • Publisher: Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
  • Country: Italy
The atmospheric muon charge ratio, defined as the number of positive over negative charged muons, is an interesting quantity for the study of high energy hadronic interactions in atmosphere and the nature of the primary cosmic rays. The measurement of the charge ratio in the TeV muon energy range allows to study the hadronic interactions in kinematic regions not yet explored at accelerators. The OPERA experiment is a hybrid electronic detector/emulsion apparatus, located in the underground Gran Sasso Laboratory, at an average depth of 3800 meters water equivalent (m.w.e.). OPERA is the first large magnetized detector that can measure the muon charge ratio at the...
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arXiv: Physics::Instrumentation and DetectorsHigh Energy Physics::Experiment
free text keywords: FIS/04 Fisica nucleare e subnucleare, FIS/01 Fisica sperimentale
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