Flux Modulations seen by the Muon Veto of the GERDA Experiment

  title={Flux Modulations seen by the Muon Veto of the GERDA Experiment},
  author={Matteo Agostini and Matthias Allardt and A. M. Bakalyarov and M Balata and Igor I. Barabanov and Nuno Barros and Laura Baudis and Christian Bauer and N. Becerici-Schmidt and Enrico Bellotti and Sergey Belogurov and S. T. Belyaev and G. Benato and Alessandro Bettini and L. Bezrukov and Tobias Bode and Dorota Maria Borowicz and Viktor Brudanin and R. Brugnera and Allen Caldwell and C. Cattadori and A. I. Chernogorov and Valerio D’Andrea and Elizaveta V. Demidova and Assunta Di Vacri and Alexander R. Domula and Evgeny Doroshkevich and V. G. Egorov and R. Falkenstein and O. Fedorova and K. Freund and N. Frodyma and Albert Gangapshev and A. Garfagnini and P. Grabmayr and V. I. Gurentsov and K. Gusev and Alex Hegai and Mark Heisel and Sabine Hemmer and Wilhelm Hofmann and M. Hult and L. V. Inzhechik and Luca Ioannucci and J. Janicsk'o Cs'athy and Josef Jochum and Markus Junker and V. Kazalov and Th. Kihm and I. V. Kirpichnikov and Andreas Kirsch and A. A. Klimenko and Markus Knapp and K. T. Knopfle and O. I. Kochetov and V. N. Kornoukhov and V. V. Kuzminov and Matthias Laubenstein and Antonio Di Lazzaro and V. I. Lebedev and Bjoern Lehnert and Hongbo Liao and Manfred Lindner and Ivano Lippi and A. Lubashevskiy and Bayarto K. Lubsandorzhiev and G. Lutter and Carla Macolino and B{\'e}la Majorovits and W. Maneschg and Eduardo Medinaceli and M. Misiaszek and P. S. Moseev and I. B. Nemchenok and Dimitrios Palioselitis and K. Panas and Luciano Pandola and Krzysztof Pelczar and Antonio Pullia and Stefano Riboldi and Florian Ritter and N. S. Rumyantseva and Cinzia Sada and M. Salathe and Christopher Schmitt and Basil Schneider and Stefan Schonert and Jochen Schreiner and A-K. Schutz and O. Schulz and Bernhard Schwingenheuer and O. Selivanenko and Elena A. Shevchik and M. V. Shirchenko and H. Simgen and Anatoly A. Smolnikov and L. Stanco and M. Stepaniuk and Herbert Strecker and Laura Vanhoefer and A. A. Vasenko and A. Veresnikova and K. vonSturm and V. Wagner and Marc Walter and Annemarie Wegmann and Thomas Wester and Heinrich Wilsenach and Mariusz W{\'o}jcik and E. A. Yanovich and I. V. Zhitnikov and S. V. Zhukov and Daniya Zinatulina and Kai Zuber and Grzegorz Zuzel},
  journal={Astroparticle Physics},

Modulations of the cosmic muon signal in ten years of Borexino data

We have measured the flux of cosmic muons in the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso at 3800 m w.e. to be (3.432 ± 0.003)⋅ 10−4 m−2s−1 based on ten years of Borexino data acquired between May 2007

The underground muon flux with 24 years of data of the LVD detector

  • C. Vigorito
  • Physics
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series
  • 2019
The Large Volume Detector (LVD), in the INFN Gran Sasso National Laboratory (Italy), has been taking data since June 1992. The experiment, 1 kton of liquid scintillator at the equivalent depth of

Observation of the temperature and barometric effects on the cosmic muon flux by the DANSS detector

The DANSS detector (Alekseev et al. in JINST 11:P11011, 2016) is located directly below a commercial reactor core at the Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant. Such a position provides an overburden about 50

GERDA results and the future perspectives for the neutrinoless double beta decay search using 76Ge

The GERmanium Detector Array (GERDA) is a low background experiment at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) of INFN designed to search for the rare neutrinoless double beta decay (0νββ) of

Cosmic-muon characterization and annual modulation measurement with Double Chooz detectors

A study on cosmic muons has been performed for the two identical near and far neutrino detectors of the Double Chooz experiment, placed at ∼120 and ∼300 m.w.e. underground respectively, including the

Characterization of the varying flux of atmospheric muons measured with the Large Volume Detector for 24 years

The Large Volume Detector (LVD), hosted in the INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, is triggered by atmospheric muons at a rate of $\sim 0.1$~Hz. The data collected over almost a quarter of

Observation of multiple-muon seasonal variations in the NO⌫A Near Detector

The interaction of a cosmic ray particle with an element of the atmosphere results in a cascade of particles, known as extensive air showers, which can be divided into three main branches, known as

Annual modulation of the atmospheric muon flux measured by the OPERA experiment

  • N. Mauri
  • Physics
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series
  • 2020
The OPERA experiment, designed to search for νμ→ντ oscillations, reached its main goal by observing the appearance of ντ in the CNGS νμ beam. Thanks to its location in the underground Gran Sasso

Seasonal variations of the rate of multiple-muons in the Gran Sasso underground laboratory

It is well known that the rate of cosmic ray muons depends on the atmospheric temperature, and that for events with a single muon the peak of the rate is in summer, in underground laboratories in the

Measurement of the cosmic ray muon flux seasonal variation with the OPERA detector

The OPERA experiment discovered muon neutrino into tau neutrino oscillations in appearance mode, detecting tau leptons by means of nuclear emulsion films. The apparatus was also endowed with



The performance of the Muon Veto of the Gerda experiment

Low background experiments need a suppression of cosmogenically induced events. The Gerda experiment located at Lngs is searching for the $$0\nu \beta \beta $$0νββ decay of $$^{76}$$76Ge. It is

Cosmic-Muon Flux and Annual Modulation in Borexino at 3800 m Water-Equivalent Depth

We have measured the muon flux at the underground Gran Sasso National Laboratory (3800 m w.e.) to be (3.41 \pm 0.01) \times 10-4m-2s-1 using four years of Borexino data. A modulation of this signal

Results on neutrinoless double-β decay of 76Ge from phase I of the GERDA experiment.

The results from phase I of the Germanium Detector Array (GERDA) experiment at the Gran Sasso Laboratory (Italy) searching for neutrinoless double beta decay of the isotope (76)Ge are reported.

The Annual Modulation Signature for Dark Matter: DAMA/LIBRA-Phase1 Results and Perspectives

The results obtained with the total exposure of 1.04 ton x yr collected by deep underground at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS) of the I.N.F.N. during 7 annual cycles are summarized. The

Search for the sidereal and solar diurnal modulations in the total MACRO muon data set

We have analyzed 44.3M single muons collected by MACRO from 1991 through 2000 in 2145 live days of operation. We have searched for the solar diurnal, apparent sidereal, and pseudosidereal modulation

Temperature effect of the muon component underground and pion attenuation length

SummaryThe analysis of the temperature effects on the cosmic ray muon component recorded continuously in the «Monte dei Cappuccini» Laboratory at 70 m w.e., is used for obtaining the attenuation

Muon astronomy with the MACRO detector

We have analyzed a sample of 1.8×10 6 muons with E μ ≥1.3 TeV collected by the first and second supermodules of the MACRO detector at Gran Sasso during the period 1989 February to 1991 February. We

Mass-identified particle production in proton-antiproton collisions at sqrt s =300, 540, 1000, and 1800 GeV.

The yields and average transverse momenta of pions, kaons, and antiprotons produced at the Fermilab collider at 300, 540, 1000, and 1800 GeV are presented and compared with data from the energies reached at the CERN collider.