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Study of cosmic ray composition in the knee region using multiple muon events in the Soudan 2 detector

Abstract:
Deep underground muon events recorded by the Soudan 2 detector, located at a depth of 2100 m of water equivalent, have been used to infer the nuclear composition of cosmic rays in the "knee" region of the cosmic ray energy spectrum. The observed muon multiplicity distribution favors a composition model with a substantial proton content in the energy region 8 × 105-1.3×107 GeV/nucleus.
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10.1103/PhysRevD.55.5282

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Particle Physics
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Journal:
Physical Review D
Volume:
55
Issue:
9
Pages:
5282-5294
Publication date:
1997-05-01
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EISSN:
1089-4918
ISSN:
1550-7998
Source identifiers:
1793
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:1793
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uuid:f190b679-0bf5-4b05-9594-672c5875a327
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pubs:1793
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2012-12-19

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