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A Compact Muon Telescope for Monitoring Secondary Cosmic Ray Fluxes

Abstract

The cosmic ray laboratory of the Polar Geophysical Institute has created a simple and compact telescope with a modular design that is designed to detect ionizing particles in the energy range from 1 MeV to 100 GeV. The telescope consists of two scintillator plates separated by a layer of lead that are located one above the other. The electronic circuit creates a channel for counting the upper detector and a channel of coincidences with the lower one. The area of each detector is 0.25 m2; the average count rate of the upper detector is 3000 pulses/min.

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This work was supported by a grant from the Russian Science Foundation 18-77-10018.

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Correspondence to E. A. Maurchev.

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Balabin, Y.V., Gvozdevsky, B.B., Germanenko, A.V. et al. A Compact Muon Telescope for Monitoring Secondary Cosmic Ray Fluxes. Instrum Exp Tech 63, 860–863 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0020441220060032

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