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Cosmic Rays group

Group Members

  • Eleni Mavromichalaki, Professor Emeritus
  • Maria Gerontidou, Dr., Staff
  • Pavlos Paschalis, Dr., Research Associate
  • Christing Plainaki, Dr. (ΙΝΑF, Italy), Adjunct Researcher
  • Athanasios Papaioannou, Dr., Research Associate
  • Maria-Christina Papailiou, Dr., Research Associate
  • Evangelos Paouris, PhD candidate
  • Maria Livada, PhD candidate
  • Panagiota Makrantoni, PhD candidate

Short Description


Selected Publications

  1. P. Paschalis, H. Mavromichalaki: Optimization of neutron monitor data correction algorithms, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, 714, 38-47, 2013
  2. A. Papaioannou, G. Souvatzoglou, P. Paschalis, M. Gerontidou, H. Mavromichalaki: The first ground level enhancement of solar cycle 24 on 17 May 2012 and its real-time detection, Solar Physics, 289, 423-436, 2014
  3. E. Giannaropoulou, M. Papahliou, H. Mavromichalaki, M. Gigolashvili, L. Tvildiani, K. Janashia, P. Preka-Papadema, Th. Papadima: "A study on the various types of arrhythmias in relation to the polarity reversal of the solar magnetic field", Natural Hazards, 70, 1575–1587, 2014
  4. P. Paschalis, H. Mavromichalaki, L.I. Dorman: A quantitave study of the 6NM-64 neutron monitor by using Geant4: 1. Detection efficiency for different particles, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, 729, 877–887,2013
  5. C. Plainaki, H. Mavromichalaki, M. Laurenza, M. Gerontidou, A. Kanellakopoulos, M. Storini: The Ground Level Enhancement of 2012 May 17: Derivation of solar proton event properties through the application of the NMBANGLE PPOLA model, The Astrophysical Journal, 785, 160, 2014

Research Projects

  • 2008-2009: "Real-time database for high resolution neutron Monitor measurements-NMDB" European Commission FP7-Grant agreement Number 213007 (70/3/9401)
  • 2008-2010: "SREM Solar Particle events Scientific analysis" European Space Agency-ESA (70/3/9435).
  • 2012-2014: "Space Weather Neutron Monitor Service" European Space Agency ESA SSA SN-IV 3 (70/3/11755).

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