Vertical muon intensity measured with MACRO at the Gran Sasso laboratory. Academic Article uri icon


  • The vertical underground muon intensity has been measured in the slant depth range 3200-7000 hg cm-2 (standard rock) with the completed lower part of the MACRO detector at the Gran Sasso laboratory, using a large sample of data. These observations are used to compute the surface muon flux and the primary ''all-nucleon'' spectrum. An analysis of systematic uncertainties introduced by the interaction models in the atmosphere and the underground propagation of muons is presented. A comparison of our results with published data is also presented. 1995 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev D Part Fields

author list (cited authors)

  • Ambrosio, M., Antolini, R., Auriemma, G., Baker, R., Baldini, A., Barbarino, G. C., ... Mancarella, G.

citation count

  • 147

complete list of authors

  • Ambrosio, M||Antolini, R||Auriemma, G||Baker, R||Baldini, A||Barbarino, GC||Barish, BC||Battistoni, G||Bellotti, R||Bemporad, C||Bernardini, P||Bilokon, H||Bisi, V||Bloise, C||Bower, C||Bussino, S||Cafagna, F||Calicchio, M||Campana, D||Carboni, M||Castellano, M||Cecchini, S||Cei, F||Celio, P||Chiarella, V||Corona, A||Coutu, S||Dekhissi, H||Erriquez, O||Favuzzi, C||Forti, C||Fusco, P||Giacomelli, G||Giannini, G||Giglietto, N||Grassi, M||Grillo, A||Guarino, F||Guarnaccia, P||Gustavino, C||Habig, A||Hanson, K||Hawthorne, A||Heinz, R||Hong, JT||Iarocci, E||Katsavounidis, E||Kearns, E||Kyriazopoulou, S||Lamanna, E||Lane, C||Levin, DS||Lipari, P||Liu, R||Longley, NP||Longo, MJ||Lu, Y||Ludlam, G||Mancarella, G

publication date

  • October 1995