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Title: Air Shower Detection and Sky Survey with the ARGO-YBJ Experiment

Abstract

The ARGO-YBJ detector, located in Tibet at 4300 m a.s.l., is a full-coverage Extensive Air-Shower Array consisting of a single layer of Resistive Plate Chambers. The main scientific goals of the experiment are the study of cosmic rays and the detection of astrophysical {gamma} radiation at few hundreds GeV energy threshold. About 30% of the foreseen active area is in stable data taking since December 2004. The analysis of first data shows that the detector is working properly and that ARGO-YBJ has the capability to image extensive air showers with unprecedented granularity and to monitor continuously the Northern Sky searching for steady and transient sources of {gamma}-rays. In this paper we report some results about the air shower detection and the first sky map covering the declination band -20 deg. < {delta} <80 deg.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Dipartimento di Fisica dell'Universita, via per Arnesano, 73100 Lecce (Italy)
  2. (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20798048
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 815; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 25. international conference on physics in collision, Prague (Czech Republic), 5-9 Jul 2005; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2173596; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COSMIC GAMMA SOURCES; COSMIC PHOTONS; COSMIC RAY DETECTION; EXTENSIVE AIR SHOWERS; GAMMA DETECTION; GEV RANGE 100-1000

Citation Formats

Bleve, C., and Sezione INFN di Lecce, via per Arnesano, 73100 Lecce. Air Shower Detection and Sky Survey with the ARGO-YBJ Experiment. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2173596.
Bleve, C., & Sezione INFN di Lecce, via per Arnesano, 73100 Lecce. Air Shower Detection and Sky Survey with the ARGO-YBJ Experiment. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2173596.
Bleve, C., and Sezione INFN di Lecce, via per Arnesano, 73100 Lecce. Wed . "Air Shower Detection and Sky Survey with the ARGO-YBJ Experiment". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2173596.
@article{osti_20798048,
title = {Air Shower Detection and Sky Survey with the ARGO-YBJ Experiment},
author = {Bleve, C. and Sezione INFN di Lecce, via per Arnesano, 73100 Lecce},
abstractNote = {The ARGO-YBJ detector, located in Tibet at 4300 m a.s.l., is a full-coverage Extensive Air-Shower Array consisting of a single layer of Resistive Plate Chambers. The main scientific goals of the experiment are the study of cosmic rays and the detection of astrophysical {gamma} radiation at few hundreds GeV energy threshold. About 30% of the foreseen active area is in stable data taking since December 2004. The analysis of first data shows that the detector is working properly and that ARGO-YBJ has the capability to image extensive air showers with unprecedented granularity and to monitor continuously the Northern Sky searching for steady and transient sources of {gamma}-rays. In this paper we report some results about the air shower detection and the first sky map covering the declination band -20 deg. < {delta} <80 deg.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2173596},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 815,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 08 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Feb 08 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}