Compact cosmic ray detector for unattended atmospheric ionization monitoring

Aplin, K. L.; Harrison, R. G.
December 2010
Review of Scientific Instruments;Dec2010, Vol. 81 Issue 12, p124501
Academic Journal
Two vertical cosmic ray telescopes for atmospheric cosmic ray ionization event detection are compared. Counter A, designed for low power remote use, was deployed in the Welsh mountains; its event rate increased with altitude as expected from atmospheric cosmic ray absorption. Independently, Counter B's event rate was found to vary with incoming particle acceptance angle. Simultaneous co-located comparison of both telescopes exposed to atmospheric ionization showed a linear relationship between their event rates.


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