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Observation of a VHE cosmic-ray flare-signal with the L3+C muon spectrometer

ContributorsL3+C Collaboration
CollaboratorsPohl, Martin
Published inAstroparticle physics, vol. 33, no. 1, p. 24-39
Publication date2010
Abstract

The data collected by the L3+C muon spectrometer at the CERN Large Electron–Positron collider, LEP, have been used to search for short duration signals emitted by cosmic point sources. A sky survey performed from July to November 1999 and from April to November 2000 has revealed one single flux enhancement (chance probability=2.6×10-3) between the 17th and 20th of August 2000 from a direction with a galactic longitude of (265.02 ± 0.42)° and latitude of (55.58 ± 0.24)°. The energy of the detected muons was above 15 GeV.

Keywords
  • Gamma source
  • Muons
  • L3+C spectrometer
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L3+C Collaboration. Observation of a VHE cosmic-ray flare-signal with the L3+C muon spectrometer. In: Astroparticle physics, 2010, vol. 33, n° 1, p. 24–39. doi: 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2009.11.001
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