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Probing the cosmic ray 'Knee' and very high energy prompt muon and neutrino fluxes via underground muons

Raj Gandhi; Sukanta Panda;
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  • Published: 20 Jul 2006
We calculate event rate and demonstrate the observational feasibility of very high energy muons (1-1000 TeV) in a large mass underground detector operating as a pair-meter. This energy range corresponds to surface muon energies of $\sim$(5 TeV - 5000 TeV) and primary cosmic ray energies of $\sim$ (50 TeV - 5 $\times 10^4$ TeV). Such measurements would significantly assist in an improved understanding of the prompt contribution to $\nu_e, \nu_{\mu}$ and $\mu$ fluxes in present and future ultra-high energy neutrino detectors. In addition, they would shed light on the origin of the observed 'knee' in the cosmic ray spectrum.
arXiv: Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical PhenomenaHigh Energy Physics::ExperimentHigh Energy Physics::PhenomenologyPhysics::Instrumentation and DetectorsPhysics::Accelerator Physics
free text keywords: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, Astrophysics, High Energy Physics - Experiment, Astronomy and Astrophysics
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