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On the calibration of a single channel cosmic ray particle detector
Author(s): A. H. Maghrabi; A. S. Alghamdi; R. Alotaibi; M. M. Almutari; M. S. Garawi
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9154, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI, 91542K (23 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2059231
Show Author Affiliations
A. H. Maghrabi, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia)
A. S. Alghamdi, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia)
R. Alotaibi, King Saud Univ. (Saudi Arabia)
M. M. Almutari, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia)
M. S. Garawi, King Saud Univ. (Saudi Arabia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9154:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI
Andrew D. Holland; James Beletic, Editor(s)

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