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Author Sripathi Acharya, B. ♦ Cowsik, R. ♦ Bhat, P. N. ♦ Chitnis, V. R. ♦ Vishwanath, P. R. ♦ Prabhu, T. P. ♦ Srinivasan, R.
Source Indian Institute of Astrophysics
Content type Text
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Gamma Ray Observatory ♦ Gamma Ray Observatory: Hanle ♦ Monte Carlo simulations ♦ HAGAR experiment ♦ Clestial γ -rays ♦ GeV Energy ♦ Threshold Energy ♦ Satellite-Based Detectors ♦ Glast
Description We have carried out Monte Carlo simulations to study the nature of Cherenkov light pool generated by γ -ray and proton primaries for the altitude of Hanle(4515m amsl) in the Himalayas, the site of proposed HAGAR experiment. The limited lateral spread of the Cherenkov light pool and near 90% atmospheric transmission at this high altitude make it possible to detect clestial γ -rays of few tens of GeV energy using ground based detectors. The chief advantage of this experiment is the low energy threshold which overlaps with the energy range of future satellite-based detectors like GLAST.
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Institution International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
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