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Measurement of the atmospheric muon flux at 3500 m depth with the NEMO Phase-2 detector

  • Distefano C.,
  • Aiello S.,
  • Ameli F.,
  • Anghinolfi M.,
  • Barbarino G.,
  • Barbarito E.,
  • Barbato F.,
  • Beverini N.,
  • Biagi S.,
  • Bouhadef B.,
  • Bozza C.,
  • Cacopardo G.,
  • Calamai M.,
  • Calì C.,
  • Capone A.,
  • Caruso F.,
  • Ceres A.,
  • Chiarusi T.,
  • Circella M.,
  • Cocimano R.,
  • Coniglione R.,
  • Costa M.,
  • Cuttone G.,
  • D'Amato C.,
  • D'Amico A.,
  • Bonis G. De,
  • Luca V. De,
  • Deniskina N.,
  • Rosa G. De,
  • Capua F. Di,
  • Fermani P.,
  • Flaminio V.,
  • Fusco L.A.,
  • Garufi F.,
  • Giordano V.,
  • Gmerk A.,
  • Grasso R.,
  • Grella G.,
  • Hugon C.,
  • Imbesi M.,
  • Kulikovskiy V.,
  • Larosa G.,
  • Lattuada D.,
  • Leismueller K.P.,
  • Leonora E.,
  • Litrico P.,
  • Lonardo A.,
  • Longhitano F.,
  • Presti D. Lo,
  • Maccioni E.,
  • Margiotta A.,
  • Martini A.,
  • Masullo R.,
  • Migliozzi P.,
  • Migneco E.,
  • Miraglia A.,
  • Mollo C.M.,
  • Mongelli M.,
  • Morganti M.,
  • Musico P.,
  • Musumeci M.,
  • Nicolau C.A.,
  • Orlando A.,
  • Papaleo R.,
  • Pellegrino C.,
  • Pellegriti M.G.,
  • Perrina C.,
  • Piattelli P.,
  • Pugliatti C.,
  • Pulvirenti S.,
  • Orselli A.,
  • Raffaelli F.,
  • Randazzo N.,
  • Riccobene G.,
  • Rovelli A.,
  • Sanguineti M.,
  • Sapienza P.,
  • Sciacca V.,
  • Sgura I.,
  • Simeone F.,
  • Sipala V.,
  • Speziale F.,
  • Spina M.,
  • Spitaleri A.,
  • Spurio M.,
  • Stellacci S.M.,
  • Taiuti M.,
  • Terreni G.,
  • Trasatti L.,
  • Trovato A.,
  • Ventura C.,
  • Vicini P.,
  • Viola S.,
  • Vivolo and D.

DOI
https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201612105015
Journal volume & issue
Vol. 121
p. 05015

Abstract

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In March 2013, the Nemo Phase-2 tower was successfully deployed at 80 km off-shore Capo Passero (Italy) at 3500 m depth. The tower operated continuously until August 2014. We present the results of the atmospheric muon analysis from the data collected in 411 days of live time. The zenith-angle distribution of atmospheric muons was measured and results compared with Monte Carlo simulations. The associated depth intensity relation was then measured and compared with previous measurements and theoretical predictions.