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Title: First results of the cosmic ray NUCLEON experiment

Abstract

The NUCLEON experiment was designed to study the chemical composition and energy spectra of galactic cosmic ray nuclei from protons to zinc at energies of ∼ 10{sup 11}–10{sup 15} eV per particle. The research was carried out with the NUCLEON scientific equipment installed on the Russian satellite 'Resource-P' No. 2 as an additional payload. This article presents the results for the measured nuclei spectra related to the first approximately 250 days of the scientific data collection during 2015 and 2016. The all-particle spectrum and the spectra of p, He, C, O, Ne, Mg, Si and Fe are presented. Some interesting ratios of the spectra are also presented and discussed. The experiment is now in its beginning stage and the data still have a preliminary character, but they already give numerous indications of the existence of various non-canonical phenomena in the physics of cosmic rays, which are expressed in the violation of a simple universal power law of the energy spectra. These features of the data are briefly discussed.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2];
  1. National Research Nuclear University 'MEPhI', Kashirskoe highway 31, Moscow, 115409 (Russian Federation)
  2. SDB Automatika, Mamin-Sibiryak str. 145, Ekaterinburg, 620075 (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22676108
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2017; Journal Issue: 07; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; APPROXIMATIONS; CARBON; COSMIC RADIATION; COSMIC RAY DETECTION; ELEMENT ABUNDANCE; ENERGY SPECTRA; HELIUM; HYDROGEN; IRON; MAGNESIUM; NEON; OXYGEN; PROTONS; SATELLITES; SILICON

Citation Formats

Atkin, E., Shumikhin, V., Bulatov, V., E-mail: evatkin@mephi.ru, E-mail: shuma.v.v@mail.ru, E-mail: bulat@horizont.e-burg.ru, and and others. First results of the cosmic ray NUCLEON experiment. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/07/020.
Atkin, E., Shumikhin, V., Bulatov, V., E-mail: evatkin@mephi.ru, E-mail: shuma.v.v@mail.ru, E-mail: bulat@horizont.e-burg.ru, & and others. First results of the cosmic ray NUCLEON experiment. United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/07/020.
Atkin, E., Shumikhin, V., Bulatov, V., E-mail: evatkin@mephi.ru, E-mail: shuma.v.v@mail.ru, E-mail: bulat@horizont.e-burg.ru, and and others. Sat . "First results of the cosmic ray NUCLEON experiment". United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/07/020.
@article{osti_22676108,
title = {First results of the cosmic ray NUCLEON experiment},
author = {Atkin, E. and Shumikhin, V. and Bulatov, V., E-mail: evatkin@mephi.ru, E-mail: shuma.v.v@mail.ru, E-mail: bulat@horizont.e-burg.ru and and others},
abstractNote = {The NUCLEON experiment was designed to study the chemical composition and energy spectra of galactic cosmic ray nuclei from protons to zinc at energies of ∼ 10{sup 11}–10{sup 15} eV per particle. The research was carried out with the NUCLEON scientific equipment installed on the Russian satellite 'Resource-P' No. 2 as an additional payload. This article presents the results for the measured nuclei spectra related to the first approximately 250 days of the scientific data collection during 2015 and 2016. The all-particle spectrum and the spectra of p, He, C, O, Ne, Mg, Si and Fe are presented. Some interesting ratios of the spectra are also presented and discussed. The experiment is now in its beginning stage and the data still have a preliminary character, but they already give numerous indications of the existence of various non-canonical phenomena in the physics of cosmic rays, which are expressed in the violation of a simple universal power law of the energy spectra. These features of the data are briefly discussed.},
doi = {10.1088/1475-7516/2017/07/020},
journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
number = 07,
volume = 2017,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}