Dependence on altitude above sea level of thermal neutron concentration in air above surface

V. V. Alekseenko, F. Arneodo, G. Bruno, W. Fulgione, D. M. Gromushkin, Yu V. Stenkin

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Abstract

We present some measurements of surface thermal neutron concentration in air as a function of the altitude above sea level for three sites. We used a thermal neutron scintillation detector based on compound 10B + ZnS(Ag). The sites are: Moscow (200 m a. s. l.), Assergi (1000 m a. s. l.), Baksan Neutrino Observatory (1700 m a. s. l.). Altitude dependence of the thermal neutron concentration can be understood better in the framework of a model of radioactive activation of surface ground by cosmic radiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages439-441
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Event32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011 - Beijing, China
Duration: Aug 11 2011Aug 18 2011

Other

Other32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period8/11/118/18/11

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Keywords

  • Concentration
  • Cosmic rays
  • Radioactive activation
  • Thermal neutron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Alekseenko, V. V., Arneodo, F., Bruno, G., Fulgione, W., Gromushkin, D. M., & Stenkin, Y. V. (2011). Dependence on altitude above sea level of thermal neutron concentration in air above surface. 439-441. Paper presented at 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011, Beijing, China. https://doi.org/10.7529/ICRC2011/V11/1124