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Flux Modulations seen by the Muon Veto of the GERDA Experiment

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Heisel,  M.
Division Prof. Dr. Manfred Lindner, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Hofmann,  W.
Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Kirsch,  Andrea
Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Knöpfle,  K. T.
Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Lindner,  M.
Division Prof. Dr. Manfred Lindner, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Schreiner,  J.
Division Prof. Dr. Manfred Lindner, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Schwingenheuer,  B.
Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Smolnikov,  A.
Division Prof. Dr. Manfred Lindner, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Stepaniuk,  M.
Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Wagner,  Victoria
Division Prof. Dr. Manfred Lindner, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Agostini, M., Allardt, M., Bakalyarov, A. M., Balata, M., Barabanov, I., Barros, N., et al. (2016). Flux Modulations seen by the Muon Veto of the GERDA Experiment. Astroparticle Physics, 84, 29-35. doi:10.1016/j.astropartphys.2016.08.002.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002B-B3BF-7
Abstract
The GERDA experiment at LNGS of INFN is equipped with an active muon veto. The main part of the system is a water Cherenkov veto with 66~PMTs in the water tank surrounding the GERDA cryostat. The muon flux recorded by this veto shows a seasonal modulation. Two effects have been identified which are caused by secondary muons from the CNGS neutrino beam (2.2 %) and a temperature modulation of the atmosphere (1.4 %). A mean cosmic muon rate of $I^0_{\mu} = (3.477 \pm 0.002_{\textrm{stat}} \pm 0.067_{\textrm{sys}}) \times 10^{-4}$/(s$\cdot$m$^2$) was found in good agreement with other experiments at LNGS at a depth of 3500~meter water equivalent.