Search for cosmic ray point sources with the MACRO detector at Gran Sasso
Author: Dekhissi for the MACRO Collaboration, H.
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 273, Numbers 1-4, September 2000 , pp. 295-304(10)
Abstract:Using a sample of 38.5 million underground muons collected by the MACRO detector we have performed an all-sky search for pointlike sources producing excesses of muons above the expected background. The d.c. muon flux upper limit at the Earth coming from selected sources is of the order of 10^13 cm^-2 s^-1 or less. Futhermore we discuss searches for possible modulated and variable sources of muons using different techniques.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: University of Bologna and INFN Sezione di Bologna, V. Berti Pichat 6/2, Bologna I-40127, Italy
Publication date: September 1, 2000