PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 444 - 38th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2023) - Cosmic-Ray Physics (Indirect, CRI)
Cosmic-ray studies with the MATHUSLA experiment
P. Camarri
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Pre-published on: August 18, 2023
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The MATHUSLA experiment is designed to investigate the possible
existence of particle dark matter in the form of Long-Lived Particles
(LLPs) produced in proton-proton collisions at the CERN High-Luminosity
Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC). Since the MATHUSLA detector will cover a
wide area of the order of $10^{4}$ m$^2$, with 9 layers of
scintillating-detector planes, it can be used for cosmic-ray studies as
well by extending its original set-up with the insertion of a
full-coverage layer of Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs). This will result
in a crucial improvement in detecting extensive air showers produced by
primary cosmic rays and reconstructing the arrival directions, and will
allow detailed studies of parallel-muon bundles. The detection of
hadronic showers, and the resulting study of the energy spectrum and
composition of cosmic rays, will allow a test of hadronic-interaction
models and will extended the investigation of the origin and propagation of
primary cosmic rays. In this work, an outline of the MATHUSLA experiment and its
potentialities in cosmic-ray studies are presented.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.444.0510
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