Observation of seasonal variation of atmospheric multiple-muon events in the NOvA Near Detector

Giri, Anjan Kumar and Acero, M A and et al, . (2019) Observation of seasonal variation of atmospheric multiple-muon events in the NOvA Near Detector. Physical Review D, 99 (12). ISSN 2470-0010

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Abstract

Using two years of data from the NOvA Near Detector at Fermilab, we report a seasonal variation of cosmic ray induced multiple-muon event rates which has an opposite phase to the seasonal variation in the atmospheric temperature. The strength of the seasonal multiple-muon variation is shown to increase as a function of the muon multiplicity. However, no signi�cant dependence of the strength of the seasonal variation of the multiple-muon variation is seen as a function of the muon zenith angle, or the spatial or angular separation between the correlated muons.

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Item Type: Article
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Subjects: Physics
Divisions: Department of Physics
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 06 May 2019 06:56
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 11:35
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/5062
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.99.122004
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