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Edelweiss-Muon-Simulation

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The EDELWEISS experiment at the Modane underground lab is searching for Dark Matter. Despite 1800m of rock overburden, a few cosmic muons reach the experiment and induce neutron background as shown in this GEANT4 MC simulation. The Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik measures these muon-induced neutrons withz dedicated detectors in the undergound lab.