Apr 22 – 24, 2008
Palais Neptune Conference Center, Toulon
Europe/Paris timezone

Atmospheric muons in the ANTARES detector

Apr 23, 2008, 9:10 AM
20m
Salle Raimu-A (Palais Neptune Conference Center, Toulon)

Salle Raimu-A

Palais Neptune Conference Center, Toulon

Palais des Congrès Neptune Place de Besagne Centre Commercial Mayol
Contributed talk Parallel Session on Physics Parallel session on Physics

Speaker

Annarita Margiotta (Sezione INFN and Universita' Bologna)

Description

The Antares detector was operated in a configuration with 5 lines for a period of 10 months from Feb 2007 until Nov 2007. The duty cycle was better than 80%. During this period almost 2 10^7 atmospheric muon triggers were collected. This large sample was used to test Monte Carlo simulation programs and to evaluate possible systematic effects due to uncertainties on environmental parameters and detector description. First results are presented and discussed.

Primary author

Annarita Margiotta (Sezione INFN and Universita' Bologna)

Presentation materials