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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2012, Article ID 751762, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/751762
Research Article

Simulations of Muon Flux in Slanic Salt Mine

1Department of Physics, Sakarya University, Serdivan, 54187 Sakarya, Turkey
2Department of Nuclear Physics, Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, P.O. Box MG-06, 077125 Magurele, Romania

Received 16 September 2012; Accepted 5 December 2012

Academic Editor: Bogdan Mitrica

Copyright © 2012 Mehmet Bektasoglu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Geant4 simulation package was used to simulate muon fluxes at different locations, the floor of UNIREA mine and two levels of CANTACUZINO mine, of Slanic Prahova site in Romania. This site is specially important since it is one of the seven sites in Europe that are under consideration of housing large detector components of Large Apparatus studying Grand Unification and Neutrino Astrophysics (LAGUNA) project. Simulations were performed for vertical muons and for muons with a zenith angle . Primary muon flux and energies at ground level were obtained from previous measurements. Results of the simulations are in general agreement with previous simulations made using MUSIC simulation program and with the measurements made using a mobile detector.