ALICE Cosmic Ray Detector

  • Posted on: 23 July 2014
The ALICE underground cavern provides an ideal place for the study of cosmic rays. The ALICE Cosmic Ray Detector (ACORDE) detects cosmic rays, making ALICE a high-tech telescope.

The ALICE underground cavern provides an ideal place for the detection of high energy atmospheric muons coming from cosmic ray showers. ACORDE detects cosmic ray showers by triggering the arrival of muons to the top of the ALICE magnet.

With ACORDE, ALICE has detected muon bundles with the highest multiplicity ever registered and has also measured very high energy primary cosmic rays.

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