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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2019, Article ID 9585234, 13 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/9585234
Research Article

Atmospheric Muon Charge Ratio Analysis at the INO-ICAL Detector

Department of Physics, Lucknow University, Lucknow 226007, India

Correspondence should be addressed to Jaydip Singh; moc.liamg@hgnis.pidyaj

Received 22 April 2019; Accepted 28 May 2019; Published 1 July 2019

Academic Editor: Carlos Pajares

Copyright © 2019 Jaydip Singh and Jyotsna Singh. 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

The proposed Iron Calorimeter (ICAL) detector at Indian Neutrino Observatory (INO) will be a large (50 kt) magnetized detector located 1270 m underground at Bodi West Hills in Tamilnadu. ICAL is capable of identifying the charge of the particles. In this paper its potential for the measurement of the muon charge ratio is explored by means of a detailed simulation-based study, first using the CORSIKA code and then comparing it with an analytical model (the pika model). The simulated muon charge ratio is in agreement with the existing experimental observations; its measure can be extended by INO-ICAL up to 10.50 TeV and up to 60 degrees.