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An improved method for measuring muon energy using the truncated mean of dE/dx

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The measurement of muon energy is critical for many analyses in large Cherenkov detectors, particularly those that involve separating extraterrestrial neutrinos from the atmospheric neutrino background. Muon energy has traditionally been determined by measuring the specific energy loss (dE/dx) along the muon's path and relating the dE/dx to the muon energy. Because high-energy muons (E_mu > 1 TeV) lose energy randomly, the spread in dE/dx values is quite large, leading to a typical energy ...

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10.1016/j.nima.2012.11.081

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Journal:
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS and METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
Volume:
703
Pages:
190-198
Publication date:
2012-08-16
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ISSN:
0168-9002
URN:
uuid:88208383-4eee-4e02-9aff-05d06f1a0758
Source identifiers:
350362
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pubs:350362
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English
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