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Measurement of the cosmic-induced neutron yield at the Modane underground laboratory

Kluck, Holger Martin

Muon-induced neutrons (µ-ind. n's) are an important background source for Dark Matter searches, e.g. EDELWEISS at Laboratoire Souterrain de Modane (LSM). Within this work, a data set of 313 µ-ind. n's at LSM was collected. Using Geant4 and a calibrated detector response model, the absolute neutron rate is reproduced within 15% and agrees within the uncertainties. This work demonstrates that Geant4 can reliably model the production of µ-ind. n's once a detailed model is implemented.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000039837
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Publikationsjahr 2013
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator urn:nbn:de:swb:90-398379
KITopen-ID: 1000039837
Verlag KIT, Karlsruhe
Art der Arbeit Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Prüfungsdaten 13.12.2013
Referent/Betreuer Prof. J. Blümer
Schlagwörter muon-induced neutrons, dark matter, background, Geant4, EDELWEISS
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