Differential spectrum of neutrons at chacaltaya-bolivia

R. Mayta, A. Zanini, R. Ticona, A. Velarde

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We describe the Neutron Spectrometer Experiment installed at Chacaltaya Cosmic Rays Observatory (68-0, 16.2°S), located in Bolivia, at 5230 m.a.s.l. This experimental system is constituted by passive detectors which register the flux of neutrons, in an energy range of 10KeV-20MeV. Using the unfolding code BUNTO a peak around 1 MeV of the characteristic spectrum of neutrons was obtained. Experimental values, observed during April of 2008, are compared with similar ones carried out in 1997 at the same place, in order to look for eventual changes due to local atmosphere. A similar experiment was also carried up at the Laboratory of Testa Grigia-Italy (45.56 ' N, 7.42° E,. 3480 m.a.l.s). Data of both stations allow us to compare the spectra in order to explain the difference of neutron flux of these two stations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCosmic Rays and Astrophysics - Proceedings of the 3rd School on Cosmic Rays and Astrophysics
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2009
Event3rd School on Cosmic Rays and Astrophysics - Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 25 Aug 20085 Sep 2008

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference3rd School on Cosmic Rays and Astrophysics


  • BTI
  • Neutron spectometry


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