Angular resolution in underground detectors and a status report of the Soudan II nucleon decay detector

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This paper is a status report of the Soudan II honeycomb drift chamber project. It reports on the physics goals, present progress and future schedule of our experiment. It also includes a discussion of the angular resolution of cosmic ray muons which can be achieved in underground detectors, and in particular how to calibrate the resolution using the moon's shadow in cosmic rays. This last point has relevance in trying to understand the angular distributions in the reported observations of underground muons from Cygnus X-3. 12 refs., 9 figs.

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Ambats, I.; Ayres, D.; Barrett, W.; Barron, K.; Dawson, J.; Fields, T. et al. January 1, 1987.

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This paper is a status report of the Soudan II honeycomb drift chamber project. It reports on the physics goals, present progress and future schedule of our experiment. It also includes a discussion of the angular resolution of cosmic ray muons which can be achieved in underground detectors, and in particular how to calibrate the resolution using the moon's shadow in cosmic rays. This last point has relevance in trying to understand the angular distributions in the reported observations of underground muons from Cygnus X-3. 12 refs., 9 figs.

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  • International symposium on underground physics, Baksan, USSR, 17 Aug 1987

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  • Other: DE88002931
  • Report No.: ANL-HEP-CP-87-98
  • Report No.: CONF-8708147-2
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5839485
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1100563

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Ambats, I.; Ayres, D.; Barrett, W.; Barron, K.; Dawson, J.; Fields, T. et al. Angular resolution in underground detectors and a status report of the Soudan II nucleon decay detector, article, January 1, 1987; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1100563/: accessed July 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.