Spectrum and charge ratio of vertical cosmic ray muons up to momenta of 2.5 TeV/c
Hashim, N. O.
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The ALEPH detector at LEP has been used to measure the momentum spectrum and charge ratio of vertical cosmic ray muons underground. The sea-level cosmic ray muon spectrum for momenta up to 2:5 TeV/c has been obtained by correcting for the overburden of 320 m water equivalent (mwe). The results are compared with Monte Carlo models for air shower development in the atmosphere. From the analysis of the spectrum the total flux and the spectral index of the cosmic ray primaries is inferred. The charge ratio suggests a dominantly light composition of cosmic ray primaries with energies in the energy range between 103 and 105 GeV