23 July 2014 On the calibration of a single channel cosmic ray particle detector
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Cosmic Ray (CR) variation measurements have been extensively conducted using different type of detectors sensing different components of CR and at different locations around the world. We have constructed and, operated a single channel muon detector in the central part of Saudi Arabia. The main goal of this detector is to record the intensity of cosmic rays on different time scales and investigate their correlations with environment parameters. This detector is expected to fill the gap between neutron monitors and muon telescopes that exist around the world. In this paper, the technical aspects of this detector will be briefly discussed. Calibration procedures conducted to characterize and improve its performance will be detailed. These include the effect of the detector geometry and the internal surface coating.
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A. H. Maghrabi, A. H. Maghrabi, A. S. Alghamdi, A. S. Alghamdi, R. Alotaibi, R. Alotaibi, M. M. Almutari, M. M. Almutari, M. S. Garawi, M. S. Garawi, } "On the calibration of a single channel cosmic ray particle detector", Proc. SPIE 9154, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI, 91542K (23 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2059231; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2059231
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