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Study of the muon component of extensive air showers by means of scintillator counters

Grant number: 13/17546-6
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2013
Effective date (End): October 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Elementary Particle Physics and Fields
Principal researcher:Ernesto Kemp
Grantee:Bruno Daniel
Supervisor abroad: Antonella Castellina
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Torino (INFN), Italy  
Associated to the scholarship:12/15476-8 - Development of detectors for the AMIGA experiment of the Pierre Auger Observatory, BP.DR

Abstract

This project describes a joint work between the Unicamp and the Auger INFN-Torino group aimed at the study of the muonic component of ExtensiveAir Showers. Two are the main lines of the proposed work: a contribution to the AMIGA infill extension of the Pierre Auger Observatory, with a study of the signals of its detectors, and the development and characterization of scintillator based muon counters for the upgrade of theObservatory up to the highest energies. The specific objectives and expectedresults will be described in this text. The methodology and a time schedule of thework are also presented. (AU)

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