A new measurement of the momentum spectra of both positive and negative muons as a function of atmospheric depth was made by the balloon-borne experiment CAPRICE93. The data were collected during ground runs in Lynn Lake on 19 and 20 July 1994 and during the balloon flight on 8 and 9 August 1994. We present results that cover the momentum intervals 0.3-40 GeV/c for mu(-) and 0.3-2 GeV/c for mu(+), for atmospheric depths from 3.3 to 1000 g/cm(2), respectively. Good agreement is found with previous measurements for high momenta, while at momenta below 1 GeV/c we find latitude dependent geomagnetic effects. These measurements are important cross-checks for the simulations carried out to calculate the atmospheric neutrino fluxes and to understand the observed atmospheric neutrino anomaly.
|Titolo:||Measurement of the flux of atmospheric muons with the CAPRICE94 apparatus|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|