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Measuring the attenuation length of muon number in the air shower with muon detectors of 3/4 LHAASO array

Xiaoting Feng, Hengying Zhang, Cunfeng Feng, Lingling Ma on behalf of the LHAASO Collaboration

SciPost Phys. Proc. 13, 017 (2023) · published 28 September 2023

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21st International Symposium on Very High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions


LHAASO KM2A consists of 5915 scintillation detectors and 1188 muon detectors, and the muon detectors cover 4% area of the whole array with 30 m interdetector spacing. The muon number in air shower events, with very high energy, is investigated with the data recorded by muon detector of the 3/4 LHAASO array in 2021. The attenuation length of muon number in the air shower is measured by fitting the muon number with constant flux in various zenith angles, based on the constant intensity cut method. The variation of the attenuation length as shower energy from hundreds TeV to tens PeV is presented. The results of simulation also is presented for comparing.

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