Skip to main content

The influence of background radiation on the events registered in a neutron monitor at mountain heights

Buy Article:

$43.90 plus tax (Refund Policy)


We have made an experimental check of an influence caused by external background of slow thermal neutrons on the temporal distribution of the signals from the standard NM64 supermonitor used as a detector of hadron component of extensive air showers with the energy above 1015 eV. Special attention in our study was paid to the possible connection of this background with the anomalously (up to a few milliseconds) delayed signals from the neutron monitor which were detected when the shower cores passed in its close vicinity. It has been found that in spite of the long, up to tens of milliseconds, presence of thermal neutrons nearby the shower axis, these external neutrons do not have any effect on the temporal behaviour of the neutrons diffusing inside the monitor as well as on the distribution of gamma-radiation accompanying the absorption of the latter.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: August 1, 2008


Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more