Decrease of atmospheric neutron counts observed during thunderstorms

V. Alekseenko, F. Arneodo, G. Bruno, A. Di Giovanni, W. Fulgione, D. Gromushkin, O. Shchegolev, Yu Stenkin, V. Stepanov, V. Sulakov, I. Yashin

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Abstract

We report here, in brief, some results of the observation and analysis of sporadic variations of atmospheric thermal neutron flux during thunderstorms. The results obtained with unshielded scintillation neutron detectors show a prominent flux decrease correlated with meteorological precipitations after a long dry period. No observations of neutron production during thunderstorms were reported during the three-year period of data recording.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number125003
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume114
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 27 2015

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Alekseenko, V., Arneodo, F., Bruno, G., Di Giovanni, A., Fulgione, W., Gromushkin, D., Shchegolev, O., Stenkin, Y., Stepanov, V., Sulakov, V., & Yashin, I. (2015). Decrease of atmospheric neutron counts observed during thunderstorms. Physical Review Letters, 114(12), [125003]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.125003