4 April 2017 Small three-layer multiwire-based detector for cosmic ray muon variation studies at high geomagnetic rigidity cutoff
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Different types of ground-based detectors have been developed and deployed around the world to monitor and study cosmic ray (CR) variations. We have designed, constructed, and operated a small ( 20 × 20    cm 2 ) three-layer multiwire proportional chamber detector for CR muon observations. The technical aspects of this detector will be briefly discussed. The ability of the detector to detect high-energy CR muons was established. The detector performed well in this sense and showed comparable results to our existing 1 - m 2 scintillator detector. The influence of atmospheric effects, mainly pressure and temperature, on the detected muons was determined. The corresponding coefficients were calculated and used to eliminate the pressure and temperature effects from the measured data.
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Abdullrahman Maghrabi, Mohammed Alanazi, Abdulah Aldosari, Mohammed Almuteri, "Small three-layer multiwire-based detector for cosmic ray muon variation studies at high geomagnetic rigidity cutoff," Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems 3(2), 026001 (4 April 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JATIS.3.2.026001 . Submission: Received: 29 March 2016; Accepted: 17 March 2017
Received: 29 March 2016; Accepted: 17 March 2017; Published: 4 April 2017
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