BEXCO - Room B(103/104/105)
[CRI270] Very high-energy muons in neutrino water (ice) telescopes
Though the main task of neutrino telescopes with volume about 1 km^3 (IceCube, KM3NeT, GVD) is the search of neutrinos of astrophysical origin, they give a good possibility for investigations of atmospheric muons with energy more than 100 TeV (VHE muons). Measurements of the energy spectrum and angular distribution of such muons give information about primary energy spectrum and mass composition at energies around the knee. In this paper, the following items are considered: expected spectra of cascade showers generated by muons; response of detecting systems of big Cherenkov water detectors on single muons and cascade showers; a possibility of muon energy estimation by means of the pair meter technique. Influence of characteristics of primary cosmic rays and model of interaction on results of muon energy spectrum measurements is discussed.