Measurement of cosmic muons angular distribution in Abu Dhabi at sea level

Francesco Arneodo, Mohamed Lotfi Benabderrhmane, G. Bruno, A. Di Giovanni, O. Fawwaz, M. Messina, C. A. Mussolini

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We present a measurement of the zenith angle distribution, up to θ=75°, of cosmic ray muons performed in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates, 24.54°N, 54.43°E), at sea level, rigidity cutoff ∼14 GV. The measurement has been performed by using a muon tracker based on plastic scintillator strips, wavelength shifting fibers and silicon photomultipliers for a total of 200 readout channels arranged in a compact structure. To our knowledge this is the first measurement of this kind in the Arabian gulf area.



  • Cosmic rays
  • Muons
  • Scintillation detectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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