Study of muons from the direction of Cygnus X-3 using an underground proportional-tube array

J. A. Kochocki, W. W M Allison, G. J. Alner, I. Ambats, D. S. Ayres, L. J. Balka, G. D. Barr, W. L. Barrett, D. Benjamin, P. Border, C. B. Brooks, J. H. Cobb, D. J A Cockerill, K. Coover, H. Courant, B. Dahlin, U. Dasgupta, J. W. Dawson, V. W. Edwards, T. H. Fields & 41 others L. M. Kirby-Gallagher, C. Garcia-Garcia, R. H. Giles, M. C. Goodman, K. Heller, S. Heppelman, N. Hill, J. H. Hoftiezer, D. J. Jankowski, Kenneth A Johns, T. Joyce, T. Kafka, P. J. Litchfield, F. V. Lopez, M. Lowe, W. A. Mann, M. L. Marshak, E. N. May, L. McMaster, R. H. Milburn, W. Miller, A. Napier, W. P. Oliver, G. F. Pearce, D. H. Perkins, E. A. Peterson, L. E. Price, D. Roback, D. B. Rosen, K. Ruddick, B. Saitta, J. L. Schlereth, D. Schmid, J. Schneps, P. D. Shield, Michael A Shupe, N. Sundaralingam, M. A. Thomson, J. L. Thron, S. Werkema, N. West

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From July 1987 through March 1988 an array of proportional wire modules was operated as a muon detector at a depth of 2090 meters water equivalent in the Soudan mine in northern Minnesota. A spatial angular resolution of 1.2°was achieved for muon tracking. A clean sample of 1.02×105 muon trajectories recorded underground is used to search for an excess flux of muons from the direction of Cygnus X-3. For muons within the phase interval [0.6, 0.9] of the source's 4.8-h period, 90%-C.L. upper limits for fluxes arriving within 3°and 1.5°half-angle cones centered on the Cygnus X-3 direction are 8.5×1011 cm-2s-1 and 3.1×10-11 cm-2s-1, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2967-2973
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume42
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Kochocki, J. A., Allison, W. W. M., Alner, G. J., Ambats, I., Ayres, D. S., Balka, L. J., ... West, N. (1990). Study of muons from the direction of Cygnus X-3 using an underground proportional-tube array. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 42(9), 2967-2973. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.42.2967

Study of muons from the direction of Cygnus X-3 using an underground proportional-tube array. / Kochocki, J. A.; Allison, W. W M; Alner, G. J.; Ambats, I.; Ayres, D. S.; Balka, L. J.; Barr, G. D.; Barrett, W. L.; Benjamin, D.; Border, P.; Brooks, C. B.; Cobb, J. H.; Cockerill, D. J A; Coover, K.; Courant, H.; Dahlin, B.; Dasgupta, U.; Dawson, J. W.; Edwards, V. W.; Fields, T. H.; Kirby-Gallagher, L. M.; Garcia-Garcia, C.; Giles, R. H.; Goodman, M. C.; Heller, K.; Heppelman, S.; Hill, N.; Hoftiezer, J. H.; Jankowski, D. J.; Johns, Kenneth A; Joyce, T.; Kafka, T.; Litchfield, P. J.; Lopez, F. V.; Lowe, M.; Mann, W. A.; Marshak, M. L.; May, E. N.; McMaster, L.; Milburn, R. H.; Miller, W.; Napier, A.; Oliver, W. P.; Pearce, G. F.; Perkins, D. H.; Peterson, E. A.; Price, L. E.; Roback, D.; Rosen, D. B.; Ruddick, K.; Saitta, B.; Schlereth, J. L.; Schmid, D.; Schneps, J.; Shield, P. D.; Shupe, Michael A; Sundaralingam, N.; Thomson, M. A.; Thron, J. L.; Werkema, S.; West, N.

In: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, Vol. 42, No. 9, 1990, p. 2967-2973.

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Kochocki, JA, Allison, WWM, Alner, GJ, Ambats, I, Ayres, DS, Balka, LJ, Barr, GD, Barrett, WL, Benjamin, D, Border, P, Brooks, CB, Cobb, JH, Cockerill, DJA, Coover, K, Courant, H, Dahlin, B, Dasgupta, U, Dawson, JW, Edwards, VW, Fields, TH, Kirby-Gallagher, LM, Garcia-Garcia, C, Giles, RH, Goodman, MC, Heller, K, Heppelman, S, Hill, N, Hoftiezer, JH, Jankowski, DJ, Johns, KA, Joyce, T, Kafka, T, Litchfield, PJ, Lopez, FV, Lowe, M, Mann, WA, Marshak, ML, May, EN, McMaster, L, Milburn, RH, Miller, W, Napier, A, Oliver, WP, Pearce, GF, Perkins, DH, Peterson, EA, Price, LE, Roback, D, Rosen, DB, Ruddick, K, Saitta, B, Schlereth, JL, Schmid, D, Schneps, J, Shield, PD, Shupe, MA, Sundaralingam, N, Thomson, MA, Thron, JL, Werkema, S & West, N 1990, 'Study of muons from the direction of Cygnus X-3 using an underground proportional-tube array', Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 42, no. 9, pp. 2967-2973. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.42.2967
Kochocki, J. A. ; Allison, W. W M ; Alner, G. J. ; Ambats, I. ; Ayres, D. S. ; Balka, L. J. ; Barr, G. D. ; Barrett, W. L. ; Benjamin, D. ; Border, P. ; Brooks, C. B. ; Cobb, J. H. ; Cockerill, D. J A ; Coover, K. ; Courant, H. ; Dahlin, B. ; Dasgupta, U. ; Dawson, J. W. ; Edwards, V. W. ; Fields, T. H. ; Kirby-Gallagher, L. M. ; Garcia-Garcia, C. ; Giles, R. H. ; Goodman, M. C. ; Heller, K. ; Heppelman, S. ; Hill, N. ; Hoftiezer, J. H. ; Jankowski, D. J. ; Johns, Kenneth A ; Joyce, T. ; Kafka, T. ; Litchfield, P. J. ; Lopez, F. V. ; Lowe, M. ; Mann, W. A. ; Marshak, M. L. ; May, E. N. ; McMaster, L. ; Milburn, R. H. ; Miller, W. ; Napier, A. ; Oliver, W. P. ; Pearce, G. F. ; Perkins, D. H. ; Peterson, E. A. ; Price, L. E. ; Roback, D. ; Rosen, D. B. ; Ruddick, K. ; Saitta, B. ; Schlereth, J. L. ; Schmid, D. ; Schneps, J. ; Shield, P. D. ; Shupe, Michael A ; Sundaralingam, N. ; Thomson, M. A. ; Thron, J. L. ; Werkema, S. ; West, N. / Study of muons from the direction of Cygnus X-3 using an underground proportional-tube array. In: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology. 1990 ; Vol. 42, No. 9. pp. 2967-2973.
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