Prototype muon detectors for the AMIGA component of the Pierre Auger Observatory

A. Aab, P. Abreu, M. Aglietta, E. J. Ahn, I. Al Samarai, I. F.M. Albuquerque, I. Allekotte, P. Allison, A. Almela, J. Alvarez Castillo, J. Alvarez-Muñiz, R. Alves Batista, M. Ambrosio, A. Aminaei, G. A. Anastasi, L. Anchordoqui, B. Andrada, S. Andringa, C. Aramo, F. Arqueros & 432 others N. Arsene, H. Asorey, P. Assis, J. Aublin, G. Avila, N. Awal, A. M. Badescu, C. Baus, J. J. Beatty, K. H. Becker, J. A. Bellido, C. Berat, M. E. Bertaina, X. Bertou, P. L. Biermann, P. Billoir, S. G. Blaess, A. Blanco, M. Blanco, J. Blazek, C. Bleve, H. Blümer, M. Boháčová, D. Boncioli, C. Bonifazi, N. Borodai, A. M. Botti, J. Brack, I. Brancus, T. Bretz, A. Bridgeman, P. Brogueira, P. Buchholz, A. Bueno, S. Buitink, M. Buscemi, K. S. Caballero-Mora, B. Caccianiga, L. Caccianiga, M. Candusso, L. Caramete, R. Caruso, A. Castellina, G. Cataldi, L. Cazon, R. Cester, A. G. Chavez, A. Chiavassa, J. A. Chinellato, J. Chudoba, M. Cilmo, R. W. Clay, G. Cocciolo, R. Colalillo, A. Coleman, L. Collica, M. R. Coluccia, R. Conceição, F. Contreras, M. J. Cooper, A. Cordier, Stephane Coutu, C. E. Covault, J. Cronin, R. Dallier, B. Daniel, S. Dasso, K. Daumiller, B. R. Dawson, R. M. De Almeida, S. J. De Jong, G. De Mauro, J. R.T. De Mello Neto, I. De Mitri, J. De Oliveira, V. De Souza, L. Del Peral, O. Deligny, N. Dhital, C. Di Giulio, A. Di Matteo, J. C. Diaz, M. L. Díaz Castro, F. Diogo, C. Dobrigkeit, W. Docters, J. C. D'Olivo, A. Dorofeev, Q. Dorosti Hasankiadeh, R. C. Dos Anjos, M. T. Dova, J. Ebr, R. Engel, M. Erdmann, M. Erfani, C. O. Escobar, J. Espadanal, A. Etchegoyen, H. Falcke, K. Fang, G. Farrar, A. C. Fauth, N. Fazzini, A. P. Ferguson, B. Fick, J. M. Figueira, A. Filevich, A. Filipčič, O. Fratu, M. M. Freire, T. Fujii, A. Fuster, F. Gallo, B. García, D. García-Gámez, D. Garcia-Pinto, F. Gate, H. Gemmeke, A. Gherghel-Lascu, P. L. Ghia, U. Giaccari, M. Giammarchi, M. Giller, D. Głas, C. Glaser, H. Glass, G. Golup, M. Gómez Berisso, P. F. Gómez Vitale, N. González, B. Gookin, J. Gordon, A. Gorgi, P. Gorham, P. Gouffon, N. Griffith, A. F. Grillo, T. D. Grubb, F. Guarino, G. P. Guedes, M. R. Hampel, P. Hansen, D. Harari, T. A. Harrison, S. Hartmann, J. L. Harton, A. Haungs, T. Hebbeker, D. Heck, P. Heimann, A. E. Hervé, G. C. Hill, C. Hojvat, N. Hollon, E. Holt, P. Homola, J. R. Hörandel, P. Horvath, M. Hrabovský, D. Huber, T. Huege, A. Insolia, P. G. Isar, I. Jandt, S. Jansen, C. Jarne, J. A. Johnsen, M. Josebachuili, A. Kääpä, O. Kambeitz, K. H. Kampert, P. Kasper, I. Katkov, B. Keilhauer, E. Kemp, R. M. Kieckhafer, H. O. Klages, M. Kleifges, J. Kleinfeller, R. Krause, N. Krohm, D. Kuempel, G. Kukec Mezek, N. Kunka, A. W. Kuotb Awad, D. LaHurd, L. Latronico, R. Lauer, M. Lauscher, P. Lautridou, S. Le Coz, D. Lebrun, P. Lebrun, M. A. Leigui De Oliveira, A. Letessier-Selvon, I. Lhenry-Yvon, K. Link, L. Lopes, R. López, A. López Casado, K. Louedec, A. Lucero, M. Malacari, M. Mallamaci, J. Maller, D. Mandat, P. Mantsch, A. G. Mariazzi, V. Marin, I. C. Mariş, G. Marsella, D. Martello, H. Martinez, O. Martínez Bravo, D. Martraire, J. J. Masías Meza, H. J. Mathes, S. Mathys, J. Matthews, J. A.J. Matthews, G. Matthiae, D. Maurizio, E. Mayotte, P. O. Mazur, C. Medina, G. Medina-Tanco, R. Meissner, V. B.B. Mello, D. Melo, A. Menshikov, S. Messina, M. I. Micheletti, L. Middendorf, I. A. Minaya, L. Miramonti, B. Mitrica, L. Molina-Bueno, S. Mollerach, F. Montanet, C. Morello, Miguel Alejandro Mostafa, C. A. Moura, G. Müller, M. A. Muller, S. Müller, S. Navas, P. Necesal, L. Nellen, A. Nelles, J. Neuser, P. H. Nguyen, M. Niculescu-Oglinzanu, M. Niechciol, L. Niemietz, T. Niggemann, D. Nitz, D. Nosek, V. Novotny, L. Nožka, L. A. Núñez, L. Ochilo, F. Oikonomou, A. Olinto, N. Pacheco, D. Pakk Selmi-Dei, M. Palatka, J. Pallotta, P. Papenbreer, G. Parente, A. Parra, T. Paul, M. Pech, J. Pkala, R. Pelayo, I. M. Pepe, L. Perrone, E. Petermann, C. Peters, S. Petrera, Y. Petrov, J. Phuntsok, R. Piegaia, T. Pierog, P. Pieroni, M. Pimenta, V. Pirronello, M. Platino, M. Plum, A. Porcelli, C. Porowski, R. R. Prado, P. Privitera, M. Prouza, E. J. Quel, S. Querchfeld, S. Quinn, J. Rautenberg, O. Ravel, D. Ravignani, D. Reinert, B. Revenu, J. Ridky, M. Risse, P. Ristori, V. Rizi, W. Rodrigues De Carvalho, J. Rodriguez Rojo, M. D. Rodríguez-Frías, D. Rogozin, J. Rosado, M. Roth, E. Roulet, A. C. Rovero, S. J. Saffi, A. Saftoiu, H. Salazar, A. Saleh, F. Salesa Greus, G. Salina, J. D. Sanabria Gomez, F. Sánchez, P. Sanchez-Lucas, E. M. Santos, E. Santos, F. Sarazin, B. Sarkar, R. Sarmento, C. Sarmiento-Cano, R. Sato, C. Scarso, M. Schauer, V. Scherini, H. Schieler, D. Schmidt, O. Scholten, H. Schoorlemmer, P. Schovánek, F. G. Schröder, A. Schulz, J. Schulz, J. Schumacher, S. J. Sciutto, A. Segreto, M. Settimo, A. Shadkam, R. C. Shellard, G. Sigl, O. Sima, A. Śmiałkowski, R. Šmída, G. R. Snow, P. Sommers, S. Sonntag, J. Sorokin, R. Squartini, Y. N. Srivastava, D. Stanca, S. Stanič, J. Stapleton, J. Stasielak, M. Stephan, A. Stutz, F. Suarez, M. Suarez Durán, T. Suomijärvi, A. D. Supanitsky, M. S. Sutherland, J. Swain, Z. Szadkowski, O. A. Taborda, A. Tapia, A. Tepe, V. M. Theodoro, C. Timmermans, C. J. Todero Peixoto, G. Toma, L. Tomankova, B. Tomé, A. Tonachini, G. Torralba Elipe, D. Torres Machado, P. Travnicek, M. Trini, R. Ulrich, M. Unger, M. Urban, J. F. Valdés Galicia, I. Valiño, L. Valore, G. Van Aar, P. Van Bodegom, A. M. Van Den Berg, S. Van Velzen, A. Van Vliet, E. Varela, B. Vargas Cárdenas, G. Varner, R. Vasquez, J. R. Vázquez, R. A. Vázquez, D. Veberič, V. Verzi, J. Vicha, M. Videla, L. Villaseñor, B. Vlcek, S. Vorobiov, H. Wahlberg, O. Wainberg, D. Walz, A. A. Watson, M. Weber, K. Weidenhaupt, A. Weindl, F. Werner, A. Widom, L. Wiencke, H. Wilczyński, T. Winchen, D. Wittkowski, B. Wundheiler, S. Wykes, L. Yang, T. Yapici, A. Yushkov, E. Zas, D. Zavrtanik, M. Zavrtanik, A. Zepeda, B. Zimmermann, M. Ziolkowski, F. Zuccarello

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Abstract

AMIGA (Auger Muons and Infill for the Ground Array) is an upgrade of the Pierre Auger Observatory to extend its range of detection and to directly measure the muon content of the particle showers. It consists of an infill of surface water-Cherenkov detectors accompanied by buried scintillator detectors used for muon counting. The main objectives of the AMIGA engineering array, referred to as the Unitary Cell, are to identify and resolve all engineering issues as well as to understand the muon-number counting uncertainties related to the design of the detector. The mechanical design, fabrication and deployment processes of the muon counters of the Unitary Cell are described in this document. These muon counters modules comprise sealed PVC casings containing plastic scintillation bars, wavelength-shifter optical fibers, 64 pixel photomultiplier tubes, and acquisition electronics. The modules are buried approximately 2.25 m below ground level in order to minimize contamination from electromagnetic shower particles. The mechanical setup, which allows access to the electronics for maintenance, is also described in addition to tests of the modules' response and integrity. The completed Unitary Cell has measured a number of air showers of which a first analysis of a sample event is included here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberP02012
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 17 2016

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Aab, A., Abreu, P., Aglietta, M., Ahn, E. J., Al Samarai, I., Albuquerque, I. F. M., ... Zuccarello, F. (2016). Prototype muon detectors for the AMIGA component of the Pierre Auger Observatory. Journal of Instrumentation, 11(2), [P02012]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/11/02/P02012
Aab, A. ; Abreu, P. ; Aglietta, M. ; Ahn, E. J. ; Al Samarai, I. ; Albuquerque, I. F.M. ; Allekotte, I. ; Allison, P. ; Almela, A. ; Alvarez Castillo, J. ; Alvarez-Muñiz, J. ; Alves Batista, R. ; Ambrosio, M. ; Aminaei, A. ; Anastasi, G. A. ; Anchordoqui, L. ; Andrada, B. ; Andringa, S. ; Aramo, C. ; Arqueros, F. ; Arsene, N. ; Asorey, H. ; Assis, P. ; Aublin, J. ; Avila, G. ; Awal, N. ; Badescu, A. M. ; Baus, C. ; Beatty, J. J. ; Becker, K. H. ; Bellido, J. A. ; Berat, C. ; Bertaina, M. E. ; Bertou, X. ; Biermann, P. L. ; Billoir, P. ; Blaess, S. G. ; Blanco, A. ; Blanco, M. ; Blazek, J. ; Bleve, C. ; Blümer, H. ; Boháčová, M. ; Boncioli, D. ; Bonifazi, C. ; Borodai, N. ; Botti, A. M. ; Brack, J. ; Brancus, I. ; Bretz, T. ; Bridgeman, A. ; Brogueira, P. ; Buchholz, P. ; Bueno, A. ; Buitink, S. ; Buscemi, M. ; Caballero-Mora, K. S. ; Caccianiga, B. ; Caccianiga, L. ; Candusso, M. ; Caramete, L. ; Caruso, R. ; Castellina, A. ; Cataldi, G. ; Cazon, L. ; Cester, R. ; Chavez, A. G. ; Chiavassa, A. ; Chinellato, J. A. ; Chudoba, J. ; Cilmo, M. ; Clay, R. W. ; Cocciolo, G. ; Colalillo, R. ; Coleman, A. ; Collica, L. ; Coluccia, M. R. ; Conceição, R. ; Contreras, F. ; Cooper, M. J. ; Cordier, A. ; Coutu, Stephane ; Covault, C. E. ; Cronin, J. ; Dallier, R. ; Daniel, B. ; Dasso, S. ; Daumiller, K. ; Dawson, B. R. ; De Almeida, R. M. ; De Jong, S. J. ; De Mauro, G. ; De Mello Neto, J. R.T. ; De Mitri, I. ; De Oliveira, J. ; De Souza, V. ; Del Peral, L. ; Deligny, O. ; Dhital, N. ; Di Giulio, C. ; Di Matteo, A. ; Diaz, J. C. ; Díaz Castro, M. L. ; Diogo, F. ; Dobrigkeit, C. ; Docters, W. ; D'Olivo, J. C. ; Dorofeev, A. ; Dorosti Hasankiadeh, Q. ; Dos Anjos, R. C. ; Dova, M. T. ; Ebr, J. ; Engel, R. ; Erdmann, M. ; Erfani, M. ; Escobar, C. O. ; Espadanal, J. ; Etchegoyen, A. ; Falcke, H. ; Fang, K. ; Farrar, G. ; Fauth, A. C. ; Fazzini, N. ; Ferguson, A. P. ; Fick, B. ; Figueira, J. M. ; Filevich, A. ; Filipčič, A. ; Fratu, O. ; Freire, M. M. ; Fujii, T. ; Fuster, A. ; Gallo, F. ; García, B. ; García-Gámez, D. ; Garcia-Pinto, D. ; Gate, F. ; Gemmeke, H. ; Gherghel-Lascu, A. ; Ghia, P. L. ; Giaccari, U. ; Giammarchi, M. ; Giller, M. ; Głas, D. ; Glaser, C. ; Glass, H. ; Golup, G. ; Gómez Berisso, M. ; Gómez Vitale, P. F. ; González, N. ; Gookin, B. ; Gordon, J. ; Gorgi, A. ; Gorham, P. ; Gouffon, P. ; Griffith, N. ; Grillo, A. F. ; Grubb, T. D. ; Guarino, F. ; Guedes, G. P. ; Hampel, M. R. ; Hansen, P. ; Harari, D. ; Harrison, T. A. ; Hartmann, S. ; Harton, J. L. ; Haungs, A. ; Hebbeker, T. ; Heck, D. ; Heimann, P. ; Hervé, A. E. ; Hill, G. C. ; Hojvat, C. ; Hollon, N. ; Holt, E. ; Homola, P. ; Hörandel, J. R. ; Horvath, P. ; Hrabovský, M. ; Huber, D. ; Huege, T. ; Insolia, A. ; Isar, P. G. ; Jandt, I. ; Jansen, S. ; Jarne, C. ; Johnsen, J. A. ; Josebachuili, M. ; Kääpä, A. ; Kambeitz, O. ; Kampert, K. H. ; Kasper, P. ; Katkov, I. ; Keilhauer, B. ; Kemp, E. ; Kieckhafer, R. M. ; Klages, H. O. ; Kleifges, M. ; Kleinfeller, J. ; Krause, R. ; Krohm, N. ; Kuempel, D. ; Kukec Mezek, G. ; Kunka, N. ; Kuotb Awad, A. W. ; LaHurd, D. ; Latronico, L. ; Lauer, R. ; Lauscher, M. ; Lautridou, P. ; Le Coz, S. ; Lebrun, D. ; Lebrun, P. ; Leigui De Oliveira, M. A. ; Letessier-Selvon, A. ; Lhenry-Yvon, I. ; Link, K. ; Lopes, L. ; López, R. ; López Casado, A. ; Louedec, K. ; Lucero, A. ; Malacari, M. ; Mallamaci, M. ; Maller, J. ; Mandat, D. ; Mantsch, P. ; Mariazzi, A. G. ; Marin, V. ; Mariş, I. C. ; Marsella, G. ; Martello, D. ; Martinez, H. ; Martínez Bravo, O. ; Martraire, D. ; Masías Meza, J. J. ; Mathes, H. J. ; Mathys, S. ; Matthews, J. ; Matthews, J. A.J. ; Matthiae, G. ; Maurizio, D. ; Mayotte, E. ; Mazur, P. O. ; Medina, C. ; Medina-Tanco, G. ; Meissner, R. ; Mello, V. B.B. ; Melo, D. ; Menshikov, A. ; Messina, S. ; Micheletti, M. I. ; Middendorf, L. ; Minaya, I. A. ; Miramonti, L. ; Mitrica, B. ; Molina-Bueno, L. ; Mollerach, S. ; Montanet, F. ; Morello, C. ; Mostafa, Miguel Alejandro ; Moura, C. A. ; Müller, G. ; Muller, M. A. ; Müller, S. ; Navas, S. ; Necesal, P. ; Nellen, L. ; Nelles, A. ; Neuser, J. ; Nguyen, P. H. ; Niculescu-Oglinzanu, M. ; Niechciol, M. ; Niemietz, L. ; Niggemann, T. ; Nitz, D. ; Nosek, D. ; Novotny, V. ; Nožka, L. ; Núñez, L. A. ; Ochilo, L. ; Oikonomou, F. ; Olinto, A. ; Pacheco, N. ; Pakk Selmi-Dei, D. ; Palatka, M. ; Pallotta, J. ; Papenbreer, P. ; Parente, G. ; Parra, A. ; Paul, T. ; Pech, M. ; Pkala, J. ; Pelayo, R. ; Pepe, I. M. ; Perrone, L. ; Petermann, E. ; Peters, C. ; Petrera, S. ; Petrov, Y. ; Phuntsok, J. ; Piegaia, R. ; Pierog, T. ; Pieroni, P. ; Pimenta, M. ; Pirronello, V. ; Platino, M. ; Plum, M. ; Porcelli, A. ; Porowski, C. ; Prado, R. R. ; Privitera, P. ; Prouza, M. ; Quel, E. J. ; Querchfeld, S. ; Quinn, S. ; Rautenberg, J. ; Ravel, O. ; Ravignani, D. ; Reinert, D. ; Revenu, B. ; Ridky, J. ; Risse, M. ; Ristori, P. ; Rizi, V. ; Rodrigues De Carvalho, W. ; Rodriguez Rojo, J. ; Rodríguez-Frías, M. D. ; Rogozin, D. ; Rosado, J. ; Roth, M. ; Roulet, E. ; Rovero, A. C. ; Saffi, S. J. ; Saftoiu, A. ; Salazar, H. ; Saleh, A. ; Salesa Greus, F. ; Salina, G. ; Sanabria Gomez, J. D. ; Sánchez, F. ; Sanchez-Lucas, P. ; Santos, E. M. ; Santos, E. ; Sarazin, F. ; Sarkar, B. ; Sarmento, R. ; Sarmiento-Cano, C. ; Sato, R. ; Scarso, C. ; Schauer, M. ; Scherini, V. ; Schieler, H. ; Schmidt, D. ; Scholten, O. ; Schoorlemmer, H. ; Schovánek, P. ; Schröder, F. G. ; Schulz, A. ; Schulz, J. ; Schumacher, J. ; Sciutto, S. J. ; Segreto, A. ; Settimo, M. ; Shadkam, A. ; Shellard, R. C. ; Sigl, G. ; Sima, O. ; Śmiałkowski, A. ; Šmída, R. ; Snow, G. R. ; Sommers, P. ; Sonntag, S. ; Sorokin, J. ; Squartini, R. ; Srivastava, Y. N. ; Stanca, D. ; Stanič, S. ; Stapleton, J. ; Stasielak, J. ; Stephan, M. ; Stutz, A. ; Suarez, F. ; Suarez Durán, M. ; Suomijärvi, T. ; Supanitsky, A. D. ; Sutherland, M. S. ; Swain, J. ; Szadkowski, Z. ; Taborda, O. A. ; Tapia, A. ; Tepe, A. ; Theodoro, V. M. ; Timmermans, C. ; Todero Peixoto, C. J. ; Toma, G. ; Tomankova, L. ; Tomé, B. ; Tonachini, A. ; Torralba Elipe, G. ; Torres Machado, D. ; Travnicek, P. ; Trini, M. ; Ulrich, R. ; Unger, M. ; Urban, M. ; Valdés Galicia, J. F. ; Valiño, I. ; Valore, L. ; Van Aar, G. ; Van Bodegom, P. ; Van Den Berg, A. M. ; Van Velzen, S. ; Van Vliet, A. ; Varela, E. ; Vargas Cárdenas, B. ; Varner, G. ; Vasquez, R. ; Vázquez, J. R. ; Vázquez, R. A. ; Veberič, D. ; Verzi, V. ; Vicha, J. ; Videla, M. ; Villaseñor, L. ; Vlcek, B. ; Vorobiov, S. ; Wahlberg, H. ; Wainberg, O. ; Walz, D. ; Watson, A. A. ; Weber, M. ; Weidenhaupt, K. ; Weindl, A. ; Werner, F. ; Widom, A. ; Wiencke, L. ; Wilczyński, H. ; Winchen, T. ; Wittkowski, D. ; Wundheiler, B. ; Wykes, S. ; Yang, L. ; Yapici, T. ; Yushkov, A. ; Zas, E. ; Zavrtanik, D. ; Zavrtanik, M. ; Zepeda, A. ; Zimmermann, B. ; Ziolkowski, M. ; Zuccarello, F. / Prototype muon detectors for the AMIGA component of the Pierre Auger Observatory. In: Journal of Instrumentation. 2016 ; Vol. 11, No. 2.
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Engel and M. Erdmann and M. Erfani and Escobar, {C. O.} and J. Espadanal and A. Etchegoyen and H. Falcke and K. Fang and G. Farrar and Fauth, {A. C.} and N. Fazzini and Ferguson, {A. P.} and B. Fick and Figueira, {J. M.} and A. Filevich and A. Filipčič and O. Fratu and Freire, {M. M.} and T. Fujii and A. Fuster and F. Gallo and B. Garc{\'i}a and D. Garc{\'i}a-G{\'a}mez and D. Garcia-Pinto and F. Gate and H. Gemmeke and A. Gherghel-Lascu and Ghia, {P. L.} and U. Giaccari and M. Giammarchi and M. Giller and D. Głas and C. Glaser and H. Glass and G. Golup and {G{\'o}mez Berisso}, M. and {G{\'o}mez Vitale}, {P. F.} and N. Gonz{\'a}lez and B. Gookin and J. Gordon and A. Gorgi and P. Gorham and P. Gouffon and N. Griffith and Grillo, {A. F.} and Grubb, {T. D.} and F. Guarino and Guedes, {G. P.} and Hampel, {M. R.} and P. Hansen and D. Harari and Harrison, {T. A.} and S. Hartmann and Harton, {J. L.} and A. Haungs and T. Hebbeker and D. Heck and P. Heimann and Herv{\'e}, {A. E.} and Hill, {G. C.} and C. Hojvat and N. Hollon and E. Holt and P. Homola and H{\"o}randel, {J. R.} and P. Horvath and M. Hrabovsk{\'y} and D. Huber and T. Huege and A. Insolia and Isar, {P. G.} and I. Jandt and S. Jansen and C. Jarne and Johnsen, {J. A.} and M. Josebachuili and A. K{\"a}{\"a}p{\"a} and O. Kambeitz and Kampert, {K. H.} and P. Kasper and I. Katkov and B. Keilhauer and E. Kemp and Kieckhafer, {R. M.} and Klages, {H. O.} and M. Kleifges and J. Kleinfeller and R. Krause and N. Krohm and D. Kuempel and {Kukec Mezek}, G. and N. Kunka and {Kuotb Awad}, {A. W.} and D. LaHurd and L. Latronico and R. Lauer and M. Lauscher and P. Lautridou and {Le Coz}, S. and D. Lebrun and P. Lebrun and {Leigui De Oliveira}, {M. A.} and A. Letessier-Selvon and I. Lhenry-Yvon and K. Link and L. Lopes and R. L{\'o}pez and {L{\'o}pez Casado}, A. and K. Louedec and A. Lucero and M. Malacari and M. Mallamaci and J. Maller and D. Mandat and P. Mantsch and Mariazzi, {A. G.} and V. Marin and Mariş, {I. C.} and G. Marsella and D. Martello and H. Martinez and {Mart{\'i}nez Bravo}, O. and D. Martraire and {Mas{\'i}as Meza}, {J. J.} and Mathes, {H. J.} and S. Mathys and J. Matthews and Matthews, {J. A.J.} and G. Matthiae and D. Maurizio and E. Mayotte and Mazur, {P. O.} and C. Medina and G. Medina-Tanco and R. Meissner and Mello, {V. B.B.} and D. Melo and A. Menshikov and S. Messina and Micheletti, {M. I.} and L. Middendorf and Minaya, {I. A.} and L. Miramonti and B. Mitrica and L. Molina-Bueno and S. Mollerach and F. Montanet and C. Morello and Mostafa, {Miguel Alejandro} and Moura, {C. A.} and G. M{\"u}ller and Muller, {M. A.} and S. M{\"u}ller and S. Navas and P. Necesal and L. Nellen and A. Nelles and J. Neuser and Nguyen, {P. H.} and M. Niculescu-Oglinzanu and M. Niechciol and L. Niemietz and T. Niggemann and D. Nitz and D. Nosek and V. Novotny and L. Nožka and N{\'u}{\~n}ez, {L. A.} and L. Ochilo and F. Oikonomou and A. Olinto and N. Pacheco and {Pakk Selmi-Dei}, D. and M. Palatka and J. Pallotta and P. Papenbreer and G. Parente and A. Parra and T. Paul and M. Pech and J. Pkala and R. Pelayo and Pepe, {I. M.} and L. Perrone and E. Petermann and C. Peters and S. Petrera and Y. Petrov and J. Phuntsok and R. Piegaia and T. Pierog and P. Pieroni and M. Pimenta and V. Pirronello and M. Platino and M. Plum and A. Porcelli and C. Porowski and Prado, {R. R.} and P. Privitera and M. Prouza and Quel, {E. J.} and S. Querchfeld and S. Quinn and J. Rautenberg and O. Ravel and D. Ravignani and D. Reinert and B. Revenu and J. Ridky and M. Risse and P. Ristori and V. Rizi and {Rodrigues De Carvalho}, W. and {Rodriguez Rojo}, J. and Rodr{\'i}guez-Fr{\'i}as, {M. D.} and D. Rogozin and J. Rosado and M. Roth and E. Roulet and Rovero, {A. C.} and Saffi, {S. J.} and A. Saftoiu and H. Salazar and A. Saleh and {Salesa Greus}, F. and G. Salina and {Sanabria Gomez}, {J. D.} and F. S{\'a}nchez and P. Sanchez-Lucas and Santos, {E. M.} and E. Santos and F. Sarazin and B. Sarkar and R. Sarmento and C. Sarmiento-Cano and R. Sato and C. Scarso and M. Schauer and V. Scherini and H. Schieler and D. Schmidt and O. Scholten and H. Schoorlemmer and P. Schov{\'a}nek and Schr{\"o}der, {F. G.} and A. Schulz and J. Schulz and J. Schumacher and Sciutto, {S. J.} and A. Segreto and M. Settimo and A. Shadkam and Shellard, {R. C.} and G. Sigl and O. Sima and A. Śmiałkowski and R. Šm{\'i}da and Snow, {G. R.} and P. Sommers and S. Sonntag and J. Sorokin and R. Squartini and Srivastava, {Y. N.} and D. Stanca and S. Stanič and J. Stapleton and J. Stasielak and M. Stephan and A. Stutz and F. Suarez and {Suarez Dur{\'a}n}, M. and T. Suomij{\"a}rvi and Supanitsky, {A. D.} and Sutherland, {M. S.} and J. Swain and Z. Szadkowski and Taborda, {O. A.} and A. Tapia and A. Tepe and Theodoro, {V. M.} and C. Timmermans and {Todero Peixoto}, {C. J.} and G. Toma and L. Tomankova and B. Tom{\'e} and A. Tonachini and {Torralba Elipe}, G. and {Torres Machado}, D. and P. Travnicek and M. Trini and R. Ulrich and M. Unger and M. Urban and {Vald{\'e}s Galicia}, {J. F.} and I. Vali{\~n}o and L. Valore and {Van Aar}, G. and {Van Bodegom}, P. and {Van Den Berg}, {A. M.} and {Van Velzen}, S. and {Van Vliet}, A. and E. Varela and {Vargas C{\'a}rdenas}, B. and G. Varner and R. Vasquez and V{\'a}zquez, {J. R.} and V{\'a}zquez, {R. A.} and D. Veberič and V. Verzi and J. Vicha and M. Videla and L. Villase{\~n}or and B. Vlcek and S. Vorobiov and H. Wahlberg and O. Wainberg and D. Walz and Watson, {A. A.} and M. Weber and K. Weidenhaupt and A. Weindl and F. Werner and A. Widom and L. Wiencke and H. Wilczyński and T. Winchen and D. Wittkowski and B. Wundheiler and S. Wykes and L. Yang and T. Yapici and A. Yushkov and E. Zas and D. Zavrtanik and M. Zavrtanik and A. Zepeda and B. Zimmermann and M. Ziolkowski and F. Zuccarello",
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month = "2",
day = "17",
doi = "10.1088/1748-0221/11/02/P02012",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "11",
journal = "Journal of Instrumentation",
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Aab, A, Abreu, P, Aglietta, M, Ahn, EJ, Al Samarai, I, Albuquerque, IFM, Allekotte, I, Allison, P, Almela, A, Alvarez Castillo, J, Alvarez-Muñiz, J, Alves Batista, R, Ambrosio, M, Aminaei, A, Anastasi, GA, Anchordoqui, L, Andrada, B, Andringa, S, Aramo, C, Arqueros, F, Arsene, N, Asorey, H, Assis, P, Aublin, J, Avila, G, Awal, N, Badescu, AM, Baus, C, Beatty, JJ, Becker, KH, Bellido, JA, Berat, C, Bertaina, ME, Bertou, X, Biermann, PL, Billoir, P, Blaess, SG, Blanco, A, Blanco, M, Blazek, J, Bleve, C, Blümer, H, Boháčová, M, Boncioli, D, Bonifazi, C, Borodai, N, Botti, AM, Brack, J, Brancus, I, Bretz, T, Bridgeman, A, Brogueira, P, Buchholz, P, Bueno, A, Buitink, S, Buscemi, M, Caballero-Mora, KS, Caccianiga, B, Caccianiga, L, Candusso, M, Caramete, L, Caruso, R, Castellina, A, Cataldi, G, Cazon, L, Cester, R, Chavez, AG, Chiavassa, A, Chinellato, JA, Chudoba, J, Cilmo, M, Clay, RW, Cocciolo, G, Colalillo, R, Coleman, A, Collica, L, Coluccia, MR, Conceição, R, Contreras, F, Cooper, MJ, Cordier, A, Coutu, S, Covault, CE, Cronin, J, Dallier, R, Daniel, B, Dasso, S, Daumiller, K, Dawson, BR, De Almeida, RM, De Jong, SJ, De Mauro, G, De Mello Neto, JRT, De Mitri, I, De Oliveira, J, De Souza, V, Del Peral, L, Deligny, O, Dhital, N, Di Giulio, C, Di Matteo, A, Diaz, JC, Díaz Castro, ML, Diogo, F, Dobrigkeit, C, Docters, W, D'Olivo, JC, Dorofeev, A, Dorosti Hasankiadeh, Q, Dos Anjos, RC, Dova, MT, Ebr, J, Engel, R, Erdmann, M, Erfani, M, Escobar, CO, Espadanal, J, Etchegoyen, A, Falcke, H, Fang, K, Farrar, G, Fauth, AC, Fazzini, N, Ferguson, AP, Fick, B, Figueira, JM, Filevich, A, Filipčič, A, Fratu, O, Freire, MM, Fujii, T, Fuster, A, Gallo, F, García, B, García-Gámez, D, Garcia-Pinto, D, Gate, F, Gemmeke, H, Gherghel-Lascu, A, Ghia, PL, Giaccari, U, Giammarchi, M, Giller, M, Głas, D, Glaser, C, Glass, H, Golup, G, Gómez Berisso, M, Gómez Vitale, PF, González, N, Gookin, B, Gordon, J, Gorgi, A, Gorham, P, Gouffon, P, Griffith, N, Grillo, AF, Grubb, TD, Guarino, F, Guedes, GP, Hampel, MR, Hansen, P, Harari, D, Harrison, TA, Hartmann, S, Harton, JL, Haungs, A, Hebbeker, T, Heck, D, Heimann, P, Hervé, AE, Hill, GC, Hojvat, C, Hollon, N, Holt, E, Homola, P, Hörandel, JR, Horvath, P, Hrabovský, M, Huber, D, Huege, T, Insolia, A, Isar, PG, Jandt, I, Jansen, S, Jarne, C, Johnsen, JA, Josebachuili, M, Kääpä, A, Kambeitz, O, Kampert, KH, Kasper, P, Katkov, I, Keilhauer, B, Kemp, E, Kieckhafer, RM, Klages, HO, Kleifges, M, Kleinfeller, J, Krause, R, Krohm, N, Kuempel, D, Kukec Mezek, G, Kunka, N, Kuotb Awad, AW, LaHurd, D, Latronico, L, Lauer, R, Lauscher, M, Lautridou, P, Le Coz, S, Lebrun, D, Lebrun, P, Leigui De Oliveira, MA, Letessier-Selvon, A, Lhenry-Yvon, I, Link, K, Lopes, L, López, R, López Casado, A, Louedec, K, Lucero, A, Malacari, M, Mallamaci, M, Maller, J, Mandat, D, Mantsch, P, Mariazzi, AG, Marin, V, Mariş, IC, Marsella, G, Martello, D, Martinez, H, Martínez Bravo, O, Martraire, D, Masías Meza, JJ, Mathes, HJ, Mathys, S, Matthews, J, Matthews, JAJ, Matthiae, G, Maurizio, D, Mayotte, E, Mazur, PO, Medina, C, Medina-Tanco, G, Meissner, R, Mello, VBB, Melo, D, Menshikov, A, Messina, S, Micheletti, MI, Middendorf, L, Minaya, IA, Miramonti, L, Mitrica, B, Molina-Bueno, L, Mollerach, S, Montanet, F, Morello, C, Mostafa, MA, Moura, CA, Müller, G, Muller, MA, Müller, S, Navas, S, Necesal, P, Nellen, L, Nelles, A, Neuser, J, Nguyen, PH, Niculescu-Oglinzanu, M, Niechciol, M, Niemietz, L, Niggemann, T, Nitz, D, Nosek, D, Novotny, V, Nožka, L, Núñez, LA, Ochilo, L, Oikonomou, F, Olinto, A, Pacheco, N, Pakk Selmi-Dei, D, Palatka, M, Pallotta, J, Papenbreer, P, Parente, G, Parra, A, Paul, T, Pech, M, Pkala, J, Pelayo, R, Pepe, IM, Perrone, L, Petermann, E, Peters, C, Petrera, S, Petrov, Y, Phuntsok, J, Piegaia, R, Pierog, T, Pieroni, P, Pimenta, M, Pirronello, V, Platino, M, Plum, M, Porcelli, A, Porowski, C, Prado, RR, Privitera, P, Prouza, M, Quel, EJ, Querchfeld, S, Quinn, S, Rautenberg, J, Ravel, O, Ravignani, D, Reinert, D, Revenu, B, Ridky, J, Risse, M, Ristori, P, Rizi, V, Rodrigues De Carvalho, W, Rodriguez Rojo, J, Rodríguez-Frías, MD, Rogozin, D, Rosado, J, Roth, M, Roulet, E, Rovero, AC, Saffi, SJ, Saftoiu, A, Salazar, H, Saleh, A, Salesa Greus, F, Salina, G, Sanabria Gomez, JD, Sánchez, F, Sanchez-Lucas, P, Santos, EM, Santos, E, Sarazin, F, Sarkar, B, Sarmento, R, Sarmiento-Cano, C, Sato, R, Scarso, C, Schauer, M, Scherini, V, Schieler, H, Schmidt, D, Scholten, O, Schoorlemmer, H, Schovánek, P, Schröder, FG, Schulz, A, Schulz, J, Schumacher, J, Sciutto, SJ, Segreto, A, Settimo, M, Shadkam, A, Shellard, RC, Sigl, G, Sima, O, Śmiałkowski, A, Šmída, R, Snow, GR, Sommers, P, Sonntag, S, Sorokin, J, Squartini, R, Srivastava, YN, Stanca, D, Stanič, S, Stapleton, J, Stasielak, J, Stephan, M, Stutz, A, Suarez, F, Suarez Durán, M, Suomijärvi, T, Supanitsky, AD, Sutherland, MS, Swain, J, Szadkowski, Z, Taborda, OA, Tapia, A, Tepe, A, Theodoro, VM, Timmermans, C, Todero Peixoto, CJ, Toma, G, Tomankova, L, Tomé, B, 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In: Journal of Instrumentation, Vol. 11, No. 2, P02012, 17.02.2016.

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T1 - Prototype muon detectors for the AMIGA component of the Pierre Auger Observatory

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AU - Abreu, P.

AU - Aglietta, M.

AU - Ahn, E. J.

AU - Al Samarai, I.

AU - Albuquerque, I. F.M.

AU - Allekotte, I.

AU - Allison, P.

AU - Almela, A.

AU - Alvarez Castillo, J.

AU - Alvarez-Muñiz, J.

AU - Alves Batista, R.

AU - Ambrosio, M.

AU - Aminaei, A.

AU - Anastasi, G. A.

AU - Anchordoqui, L.

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AU - Andringa, S.

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AU - Becker, K. H.

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AU - Berat, C.

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AU - Bertou, X.

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AU - Cooper, M. J.

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AU - Coutu, Stephane

AU - Covault, C. E.

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AU - Daniel, B.

AU - Dasso, S.

AU - Daumiller, K.

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AU - De Jong, S. J.

AU - De Mauro, G.

AU - De Mello Neto, J. R.T.

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AU - De Oliveira, J.

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AU - Di Giulio, C.

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AU - Diogo, F.

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AU - Docters, W.

AU - D'Olivo, J. C.

AU - Dorofeev, A.

AU - Dorosti Hasankiadeh, Q.

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AU - Engel, R.

AU - Erdmann, M.

AU - Erfani, M.

AU - Escobar, C. O.

AU - Espadanal, J.

AU - Etchegoyen, A.

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AU - Fang, K.

AU - Farrar, G.

AU - Fauth, A. C.

AU - Fazzini, N.

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AU - García, B.

AU - García-Gámez, D.

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AU - Gemmeke, H.

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AU - Ghia, P. L.

AU - Giaccari, U.

AU - Giammarchi, M.

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AU - Glaser, C.

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AU - Gómez Berisso, M.

AU - Gómez Vitale, P. F.

AU - González, N.

AU - Gookin, B.

AU - Gordon, J.

AU - Gorgi, A.

AU - Gorham, P.

AU - Gouffon, P.

AU - Griffith, N.

AU - Grillo, A. F.

AU - Grubb, T. D.

AU - Guarino, F.

AU - Guedes, G. P.

AU - Hampel, M. R.

AU - Hansen, P.

AU - Harari, D.

AU - Harrison, T. A.

AU - Hartmann, S.

AU - Harton, J. L.

AU - Haungs, A.

AU - Hebbeker, T.

AU - Heck, D.

AU - Heimann, P.

AU - Hervé, A. E.

AU - Hill, G. C.

AU - Hojvat, C.

AU - Hollon, N.

AU - Holt, E.

AU - Homola, P.

AU - Hörandel, J. R.

AU - Horvath, P.

AU - Hrabovský, M.

AU - Huber, D.

AU - Huege, T.

AU - Insolia, A.

AU - Isar, P. G.

AU - Jandt, I.

AU - Jansen, S.

AU - Jarne, C.

AU - Johnsen, J. A.

AU - Josebachuili, M.

AU - Kääpä, A.

AU - Kambeitz, O.

AU - Kampert, K. H.

AU - Kasper, P.

AU - Katkov, I.

AU - Keilhauer, B.

AU - Kemp, E.

AU - Kieckhafer, R. M.

AU - Klages, H. O.

AU - Kleifges, M.

AU - Kleinfeller, J.

AU - Krause, R.

AU - Krohm, N.

AU - Kuempel, D.

AU - Kukec Mezek, G.

AU - Kunka, N.

AU - Kuotb Awad, A. W.

AU - LaHurd, D.

AU - Latronico, L.

AU - Lauer, R.

AU - Lauscher, M.

AU - Lautridou, P.

AU - Le Coz, S.

AU - Lebrun, D.

AU - Lebrun, P.

AU - Leigui De Oliveira, M. A.

AU - Letessier-Selvon, A.

AU - Lhenry-Yvon, I.

AU - Link, K.

AU - Lopes, L.

AU - López, R.

AU - López Casado, A.

AU - Louedec, K.

AU - Lucero, A.

AU - Malacari, M.

AU - Mallamaci, M.

AU - Maller, J.

AU - Mandat, D.

AU - Mantsch, P.

AU - Mariazzi, A. G.

AU - Marin, V.

AU - Mariş, I. C.

AU - Marsella, G.

AU - Martello, D.

AU - Martinez, H.

AU - Martínez Bravo, O.

AU - Martraire, D.

AU - Masías Meza, J. J.

AU - Mathes, H. J.

AU - Mathys, S.

AU - Matthews, J.

AU - Matthews, J. A.J.

AU - Matthiae, G.

AU - Maurizio, D.

AU - Mayotte, E.

AU - Mazur, P. O.

AU - Medina, C.

AU - Medina-Tanco, G.

AU - Meissner, R.

AU - Mello, V. B.B.

AU - Melo, D.

AU - Menshikov, A.

AU - Messina, S.

AU - Micheletti, M. I.

AU - Middendorf, L.

AU - Minaya, I. A.

AU - Miramonti, L.

AU - Mitrica, B.

AU - Molina-Bueno, L.

AU - Mollerach, S.

AU - Montanet, F.

AU - Morello, C.

AU - Mostafa, Miguel Alejandro

AU - Moura, C. A.

AU - Müller, G.

AU - Muller, M. A.

AU - Müller, S.

AU - Navas, S.

AU - Necesal, P.

AU - Nellen, L.

AU - Nelles, A.

AU - Neuser, J.

AU - Nguyen, P. H.

AU - Niculescu-Oglinzanu, M.

AU - Niechciol, M.

AU - Niemietz, L.

AU - Niggemann, T.

AU - Nitz, D.

AU - Nosek, D.

AU - Novotny, V.

AU - Nožka, L.

AU - Núñez, L. A.

AU - Ochilo, L.

AU - Oikonomou, F.

AU - Olinto, A.

AU - Pacheco, N.

AU - Pakk Selmi-Dei, D.

AU - Palatka, M.

AU - Pallotta, J.

AU - Papenbreer, P.

AU - Parente, G.

AU - Parra, A.

AU - Paul, T.

AU - Pech, M.

AU - Pkala, J.

AU - Pelayo, R.

AU - Pepe, I. M.

AU - Perrone, L.

AU - Petermann, E.

AU - Peters, C.

AU - Petrera, S.

AU - Petrov, Y.

AU - Phuntsok, J.

AU - Piegaia, R.

AU - Pierog, T.

AU - Pieroni, P.

AU - Pimenta, M.

AU - Pirronello, V.

AU - Platino, M.

AU - Plum, M.

AU - Porcelli, A.

AU - Porowski, C.

AU - Prado, R. R.

AU - Privitera, P.

AU - Prouza, M.

AU - Quel, E. J.

AU - Querchfeld, S.

AU - Quinn, S.

AU - Rautenberg, J.

AU - Ravel, O.

AU - Ravignani, D.

AU - Reinert, D.

AU - Revenu, B.

AU - Ridky, J.

AU - Risse, M.

AU - Ristori, P.

AU - Rizi, V.

AU - Rodrigues De Carvalho, W.

AU - Rodriguez Rojo, J.

AU - Rodríguez-Frías, M. D.

AU - Rogozin, D.

AU - Rosado, J.

AU - Roth, M.

AU - Roulet, E.

AU - Rovero, A. C.

AU - Saffi, S. J.

AU - Saftoiu, A.

AU - Salazar, H.

AU - Saleh, A.

AU - Salesa Greus, F.

AU - Salina, G.

AU - Sanabria Gomez, J. D.

AU - Sánchez, F.

AU - Sanchez-Lucas, P.

AU - Santos, E. M.

AU - Santos, E.

AU - Sarazin, F.

AU - Sarkar, B.

AU - Sarmento, R.

AU - Sarmiento-Cano, C.

AU - Sato, R.

AU - Scarso, C.

AU - Schauer, M.

AU - Scherini, V.

AU - Schieler, H.

AU - Schmidt, D.

AU - Scholten, O.

AU - Schoorlemmer, H.

AU - Schovánek, P.

AU - Schröder, F. G.

AU - Schulz, A.

AU - Schulz, J.

AU - Schumacher, J.

AU - Sciutto, S. J.

AU - Segreto, A.

AU - Settimo, M.

AU - Shadkam, A.

AU - Shellard, R. C.

AU - Sigl, G.

AU - Sima, O.

AU - Śmiałkowski, A.

AU - Šmída, R.

AU - Snow, G. R.

AU - Sommers, P.

AU - Sonntag, S.

AU - Sorokin, J.

AU - Squartini, R.

AU - Srivastava, Y. N.

AU - Stanca, D.

AU - Stanič, S.

AU - Stapleton, J.

AU - Stasielak, J.

AU - Stephan, M.

AU - Stutz, A.

AU - Suarez, F.

AU - Suarez Durán, M.

AU - Suomijärvi, T.

AU - Supanitsky, A. D.

AU - Sutherland, M. S.

AU - Swain, J.

AU - Szadkowski, Z.

AU - Taborda, O. A.

AU - Tapia, A.

AU - Tepe, A.

AU - Theodoro, V. M.

AU - Timmermans, C.

AU - Todero Peixoto, C. J.

AU - Toma, G.

AU - Tomankova, L.

AU - Tomé, B.

AU - Tonachini, A.

AU - Torralba Elipe, G.

AU - Torres Machado, D.

AU - Travnicek, P.

AU - Trini, M.

AU - Ulrich, R.

AU - Unger, M.

AU - Urban, M.

AU - Valdés Galicia, J. F.

AU - Valiño, I.

AU - Valore, L.

AU - Van Aar, G.

AU - Van Bodegom, P.

AU - Van Den Berg, A. M.

AU - Van Velzen, S.

AU - Van Vliet, A.

AU - Varela, E.

AU - Vargas Cárdenas, B.

AU - Varner, G.

AU - Vasquez, R.

AU - Vázquez, J. R.

AU - Vázquez, R. A.

AU - Veberič, D.

AU - Verzi, V.

AU - Vicha, J.

AU - Videla, M.

AU - Villaseñor, L.

AU - Vlcek, B.

AU - Vorobiov, S.

AU - Wahlberg, H.

AU - Wainberg, O.

AU - Walz, D.

AU - Watson, A. A.

AU - Weber, M.

AU - Weidenhaupt, K.

AU - Weindl, A.

AU - Werner, F.

AU - Widom, A.

AU - Wiencke, L.

AU - Wilczyński, H.

AU - Winchen, T.

AU - Wittkowski, D.

AU - Wundheiler, B.

AU - Wykes, S.

AU - Yang, L.

AU - Yapici, T.

AU - Yushkov, A.

AU - Zas, E.

AU - Zavrtanik, D.

AU - Zavrtanik, M.

AU - Zepeda, A.

AU - Zimmermann, B.

AU - Ziolkowski, M.

AU - Zuccarello, F.

PY - 2016/2/17

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N2 - AMIGA (Auger Muons and Infill for the Ground Array) is an upgrade of the Pierre Auger Observatory to extend its range of detection and to directly measure the muon content of the particle showers. It consists of an infill of surface water-Cherenkov detectors accompanied by buried scintillator detectors used for muon counting. The main objectives of the AMIGA engineering array, referred to as the Unitary Cell, are to identify and resolve all engineering issues as well as to understand the muon-number counting uncertainties related to the design of the detector. The mechanical design, fabrication and deployment processes of the muon counters of the Unitary Cell are described in this document. These muon counters modules comprise sealed PVC casings containing plastic scintillation bars, wavelength-shifter optical fibers, 64 pixel photomultiplier tubes, and acquisition electronics. The modules are buried approximately 2.25 m below ground level in order to minimize contamination from electromagnetic shower particles. The mechanical setup, which allows access to the electronics for maintenance, is also described in addition to tests of the modules' response and integrity. The completed Unitary Cell has measured a number of air showers of which a first analysis of a sample event is included here.

AB - AMIGA (Auger Muons and Infill for the Ground Array) is an upgrade of the Pierre Auger Observatory to extend its range of detection and to directly measure the muon content of the particle showers. It consists of an infill of surface water-Cherenkov detectors accompanied by buried scintillator detectors used for muon counting. The main objectives of the AMIGA engineering array, referred to as the Unitary Cell, are to identify and resolve all engineering issues as well as to understand the muon-number counting uncertainties related to the design of the detector. The mechanical design, fabrication and deployment processes of the muon counters of the Unitary Cell are described in this document. These muon counters modules comprise sealed PVC casings containing plastic scintillation bars, wavelength-shifter optical fibers, 64 pixel photomultiplier tubes, and acquisition electronics. The modules are buried approximately 2.25 m below ground level in order to minimize contamination from electromagnetic shower particles. The mechanical setup, which allows access to the electronics for maintenance, is also described in addition to tests of the modules' response and integrity. The completed Unitary Cell has measured a number of air showers of which a first analysis of a sample event is included here.

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Aab A, Abreu P, Aglietta M, Ahn EJ, Al Samarai I, Albuquerque IFM et al. Prototype muon detectors for the AMIGA component of the Pierre Auger Observatory. Journal of Instrumentation. 2016 Feb 17;11(2). P02012. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/11/02/P02012