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Simulating the signal of the AMIGA underground muon detector of the Pierre Auger Observatory

Botti, Ana Martina; Sánchez, Federico Andrés; Roth, Markus 1; Etchegoyen, Alberto
1 Institut für Astroteilchenphysik (IAP), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


We present a detailed description of the simulation development and validation of the underground muon detector signal for the Pierre Auger Observatory. To this aim, the detection system was thoroughly characterized in the laboratory. It consists of plastic-scintillator strips with optical fibers that conduct light towards silicon photomultipliers whose output is then processed with two complementary read-out channels. These measurements allowed us to design a fast and reliable simulation chain that fully reproduces the signal of single muons impinging on the scintillators.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000138492
Veröffentlicht am 05.10.2021
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Astroteilchenphysik (IAP)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsdatum 18.03.2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1824-8039
KITopen-ID: 1000138492
HGF-Programm 51.13.03 (POF IV, LK 01) Kosmische Strahlung Auger
Erschienen in Proceedings of 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference — PoS(ICRC2021)
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.: 266
Serie Pos proceedings of science ; 395
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 05.07.2021
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