Precise measurements of atmospheric muon fluxes with the BESS spectrometer

M. Motoki, T. Sanuki, S. Orito, K. Abe, K. Anraku, Y. Asaoka, M. Fujikawa, H. Fuke, S. Haino, M. Imori, K. Izumi, T. Maeno, Y. Makida, N. Matsui, H. Matsumoto, H. Matsunaga, J. Mitchell, T. Mitsui, A. Moiseev, J. NishimuraM. Nozaki, J. Ormes, T. Saeki, M. Sasaki, E. S. Seo, Y. Shikaze, T. Sonoda, R. Streitmatter, J. Suzuki, K. Tanaka, I. Ueda, J. Z. Wang, N. Yajima, T. Yamagami, A. Yamamoto, Y. Yamamoto, K. Yamato, T. Yoshida, Koji Yoshimura

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Abstract

The vertical absolute fluxes of atmospheric muons and muon charge ratio have been measured precisely at different geomagnetic locations by using the BESS spectrometer. The observations had been performed at sea level (30 m above sea level) in Tsukuba, Japan, and at 360 m above sea level in Lynn Lake, Canada. The vertical cutoff rigidities in Tsukuba (36.2°N, 140.1°E) and in Lynn Lake (56.5°N, 101.0°W) are 11.4 and 0.4 GV, respectively. We have obtained vertical fluxes of positive and negative muons in a momentum range from 0.6 to 20 GeV/c with systematic errors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-126
Number of pages14
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes

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rigidity
systematic errors
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momentum

Keywords

  • Atmospheric muon
  • Atmospheric neutrino
  • Superconducting spectrometer

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Precise measurements of atmospheric muon fluxes with the BESS spectrometer. / Motoki, M.; Sanuki, T.; Orito, S.; Abe, K.; Anraku, K.; Asaoka, Y.; Fujikawa, M.; Fuke, H.; Haino, S.; Imori, M.; Izumi, K.; Maeno, T.; Makida, Y.; Matsui, N.; Matsumoto, H.; Matsunaga, H.; Mitchell, J.; Mitsui, T.; Moiseev, A.; Nishimura, J.; Nozaki, M.; Ormes, J.; Saeki, T.; Sasaki, M.; Seo, E. S.; Shikaze, Y.; Sonoda, T.; Streitmatter, R.; Suzuki, J.; Tanaka, K.; Ueda, I.; Wang, J. Z.; Yajima, N.; Yamagami, T.; Yamamoto, A.; Yamamoto, Y.; Yamato, K.; Yoshida, T.; Yoshimura, Koji.

In: Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 19, No. 1, 04.2003, p. 113-126.

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Motoki, M, Sanuki, T, Orito, S, Abe, K, Anraku, K, Asaoka, Y, Fujikawa, M, Fuke, H, Haino, S, Imori, M, Izumi, K, Maeno, T, Makida, Y, Matsui, N, Matsumoto, H, Matsunaga, H, Mitchell, J, Mitsui, T, Moiseev, A, Nishimura, J, Nozaki, M, Ormes, J, Saeki, T, Sasaki, M, Seo, ES, Shikaze, Y, Sonoda, T, Streitmatter, R, Suzuki, J, Tanaka, K, Ueda, I, Wang, JZ, Yajima, N, Yamagami, T, Yamamoto, A, Yamamoto, Y, Yamato, K, Yoshida, T & Yoshimura, K 2003, 'Precise measurements of atmospheric muon fluxes with the BESS spectrometer', Astroparticle Physics, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 113-126. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0927-6505(02)00195-0
Motoki, M. ; Sanuki, T. ; Orito, S. ; Abe, K. ; Anraku, K. ; Asaoka, Y. ; Fujikawa, M. ; Fuke, H. ; Haino, S. ; Imori, M. ; Izumi, K. ; Maeno, T. ; Makida, Y. ; Matsui, N. ; Matsumoto, H. ; Matsunaga, H. ; Mitchell, J. ; Mitsui, T. ; Moiseev, A. ; Nishimura, J. ; Nozaki, M. ; Ormes, J. ; Saeki, T. ; Sasaki, M. ; Seo, E. S. ; Shikaze, Y. ; Sonoda, T. ; Streitmatter, R. ; Suzuki, J. ; Tanaka, K. ; Ueda, I. ; Wang, J. Z. ; Yajima, N. ; Yamagami, T. ; Yamamoto, A. ; Yamamoto, Y. ; Yamato, K. ; Yoshida, T. ; Yoshimura, Koji. / Precise measurements of atmospheric muon fluxes with the BESS spectrometer. In: Astroparticle Physics. 2003 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 113-126.
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