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Status and performance of the underground muon detector of the Pierre Auger Observatory

Pierre Auger Collaboration; Botti, Ana Martina; Abreu, Pedro; Aglietta, Marco; Albury, Justin M.; Allekotte, Ingomar; Almela, Alejandro; Alvarez-Muniz, Jaime; Alves Batista, Rafael; Anastasi, Gioacchino Alex; Anchordoqui, Luis A.; Andrada, Belén; Andringa, Sofia; Aramo, Carla; Araújo Ferreira, Paulo Ricardo; Arteaga Velazquez, Juan Carlos; Asorey, Hernán Gonzalo; Assis, Pedro; Avila, Gualberto; ... mehr


The Auger Muons and Infill for the Ground Array (AMIGA) is an enhancement of the Pierre Auger Observatory, whose purpose is to lower the energy threshold of the observatory down to 10$^{16.5}$ eV, and to measure the muonic content of air showers directly. These measurements will significantly contribute to the determination of primary particle masses in the range between the second knee and the ankle, to the study of hadronic interaction models with air showers, and, in turn, to the understanding of the muon puzzle. The underground muon detector of AMIGA is concomitant to two triangular grids of water-Cherenkov stations with spacings of 433 and 750 m; each grid position is equipped with a 30\,m$^2$ plastic scintillator buried at 2.3 m depth. After the engineering array completion in early 2018 and general improvements to the design, the production phase commenced. In this work, we report on the status of the underground muon detector, the progress of its deployment, and the performance achieved after two years of operation. The detector construction is foreseen to finish by mid-2022.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000138480
Veröffentlicht am 05.10.2021
DOI: 10.22323/1.395.0233
Zitationen: 4
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Astroteilchenphysik (IAP)
Institut für Experimentelle Teilchenphysik (ETP)
Institut für Prozessdatenverarbeitung und Elektronik (IPE)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsdatum 18.03.2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1824-8039
KITopen-ID: 1000138480
HGF-Programm 51.13.03 (POF IV, LK 01) Kosmische Strahlung Auger
Erschienen in Proceedings of 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference — PoS(ICRC2021), Ed.: A. Kappes
Veranstaltung 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2021), Online, 12.07.2021 – 23.07.2021
Verlag Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 233
Serie Pos Proceedings of Science ; 395
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 18.10.2021
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