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Simulations of muon-induced neutron flux at large depths underground
The production of neutrons by cosmic-ray muons at large depths underground is discussed. The most recent versions of the muon propagation code MUSIC, and particle transport code FLUKA are used toExpand
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The case for a directional dark matter detector and the status of current experimental efforts
We present the case for a dark matter detector with directional sensitivity. This document was developed at the 2009 CYGNUS workshop on directional dark matter detection, and contains contributionsExpand
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First search for a dark matter annual modulation signal with NaI(Tl) in the Southern Hemisphere by DM-Ice17
The first search for a dark matter annual modulation signal with NaI(Tl) target material in the Southern Hemisphere conducted with the DM-Ice17 experiment is presented. DM-Ice17 consists of 17 kg ofExpand
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Measurements of muon flux at 1070 m vertical depth in the Boulby underground laboratory
Abstract Measurements of cosmic-ray muon rates and energy deposition spectra in a 1 t liquid scintillator detector at 1070 m vertical depth in the Boulby underground laboratory are discussed. InExpand
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Low energy neutron propagation in MCNPX and GEANT4
Simulations of neutron background from rock for underground experiments are presented. Neutron propagation through two types of rock, lead and hydrocarbon material, is discussed. The results show aExpand
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Muon-induced neutron production and detection with GEANT4 and FLUKA
Abstract We report on a comparison study of the Monte Carlo packages GEANT4 and FLUKA for simulating neutron production by muons penetrating deep underground. GEANT4 is found to generate fewerExpand
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Neutron background in large-scale xenon detectors for dark matter searches
Abstract Simulations of the neutron background for future large-scale particle dark matter detectors are presented. Neutrons were generated in rock and detector elements via spontaneous fission andExpand
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Measurements of Scintillation Efficiency and Pulse-Shape for Low Energy Recoils in Liquid Xenon.
Abstract Results of observations of low energy nuclear and electron recoil events in liquid xenon scintillator detectors are given. The relative scintillation efficiency for nuclear recoils isExpand
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First data from DM-Ice17
Astrophysical observations have provided convincing evidence for the existence of dark matter, yet direct observation of the dark matter particles has not been conclusively established. DAMAExpand
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Measurements of neutrons produced by high-energy muons at the Boulby Underground Laboratory
We present the first measurements of the muon-induced neutron flux at the Boulby Underground Laboratory. The experiment was carried out with an 0.73 tonne liquid scintillator that also served as anExpand
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