Cosmogenic Activation of Materials Used in Rare Event Search Experiments

  title={Cosmogenic Activation of Materials Used in Rare Event Search Experiments},
  author={C. Zhang and Dongming Mei and V. A. Kudryavtsev and S. Fiorucci},
  journal={Astroparticle Physics},
Cosmogenic activation: Recent results
Activation of materials is known to cause background events in underground experiments that may affect the sensitivity of these experiments to rare event searches. The most common source of
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