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Open Physics

formerly Central European Journal of Physics

Editor-in-Chief: Seidel, Sally

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Volume 8, Issue 3

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Background and muon counting rates in underground muon measurements with a plastic scintillator counter based on a wavelength shifting fibre and a multi-pixel avalanche photodiode readout

Vladimir Volchenko / Evgeniy Akhrameev / Leonid Bezrukov / Irina Dzaparova / Irakliy Davitashvili / Timo Enqvist / Hans Fynbo / Zhamal Guliev / Lev Inzhechik / Alexander Izmaylov / Jari Joutsenvaara / Marat Khabibullin / Alexey Khotjantsev / Yuri Kudenko / Pasi Kuusiniemi / Bayarto Lubsandorzhiev / Nima Lubsandorzhiev / Oleg Mineev / Lauri Olanterä / Valeriy Petkov / Roman Poleshuk / Tomi Räihä / Bator Shaibonov / Juho Sarkamo / Alexey Shaykhiev / Wladyslaw Trzaska / Galina Volchenko / Alexey Yanin / Nikolay Yershov
Published Online: 2010-04-24 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11534-009-0135-4

Abstract

In this short note we present results of background measurements carried out with polystyrene based cast plastic 12.0×12.0×3.0 cm3 size scintillator counter with a wavelength shifting fibre and a multi-pixel Geiger mode avalanche photodiode readout in the Baksan underground laboratory at a depth of 200 metres of water equivalent. The total counting rate of the scintillator counter measured at this depth and at a threshold corresponding to ∼0.37 of a minimum ionizing particle is approximately 1.3 Hz.

Keywords: plastic scintillator; cosmic ray; muon; radioactivity background; multi-pixel avalanche photodiode

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Published Online: 2010-04-24

Published in Print: 2010-06-01


Citation Information: Open Physics, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 445–447, ISSN (Online) 2391-5471, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11534-009-0135-4.

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