Study of High pT Muons in IceCube Metadata

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  • Main Title Study of High pT Muons in IceCube


  • Author: Collaboration, IceCube
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Gerhardt, Lisa
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Klein, Spencer
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: Nuclear Science Division
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Berkeley, California
    Additional Info: Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States)


  • Creation: 2009-06-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Muons with a high transverse momentum (p{sub T}) are produced in cosmic ray air showers via semileptonic decay of heavy quarks and the decay of high p{sub T} kaons and pions. These high p{sub T} muons have a large lateral separation from the shower core muon bundle. IceCube is well suited for the detection of high p{sub T} muons. The surface shower array can determine the energy, core location and direction of the cosmic ray air shower while the in-ice array can reconstruct the energy and direction of the high p{sub T} muon. This makes it possible to measure the decoherence function (lateral separation spectrum) at distances greater than 150 meters. The muon p{sub T} can be determined from the muon energy (measured by dE/dx) and the lateral separation. The high p{sub T} muon spectrum may also be calculated in a perturbative QCD framework; this spectrum is sensitive to the cosmic-ray composition.
  • Physical Description: 4


  • Keyword: Decay
  • Keyword: Semileptonic Decay
  • Keyword: Detection
  • Keyword: Pions
  • Keyword: Transverse Momentum
  • Keyword: Quantum Chromodynamics
  • Keyword: Muons
  • Keyword: Kaons
  • Keyword: Quarks
  • STI Subject Categories: 79


  • Journal Name: Physical Review Letter


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: LBNL-2084E
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 962947
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc935132