Muon flux measurements underground with EEE Cosmic Box
Serri G. per la Collaborazione EEE
VII - Didattica e storia della fisica
Aula GSSI Ex ISEF - Sala Rossa - Venerdì 27 h 15:30 - 19:00
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The EEE (Extreme Energy Events) experiment, led by Centro Fermi, studies the secondary cosmic radiation with about 60 muon telescopes based on Multigap Resistive Plate Chambers, installed in several Italian high schools, also introducing a large number of students to the scientific method. A series of portable detectors made of plastic scintillators read by SiPM (named cosmic box) have been built by the EEE Collaboration to allow complementary measurements in various conditions. Underground muon flux measurements are an interesting aspect of cosmic-ray physics, since they allow to study highly energetic muons. We here present preliminary results of ongoing measurements made at several depths, performed in the coal mine of Nuraxi Figus, Sardinia. We also discuss the comparison of our measurement with others made in similar conditions.