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Author Matthews, J.n.
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Publisher EDP Sciences
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Date Created 2018-08-21
Copyright Year ©2017
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) QC1-999
Subject Keyword Science ♦ Physics
Abstract The Telescope Array studies the properties of ultra high energy cosmic rays by measuring the extensive air showers which they induce. We do this using a variety of techniques including an array of scintillator detectors to sample the footprint of the air shower when it reaches the Earth's surface and telescopes to measure the fluorescence and Čerenkov light of the air shower. From this we determine the energy spectrum and chemical composition of the primary particles. We also search for sources of cosmic rays and anisotropy. We have found evidence of a possible source of ultra high energy cosmic rays in the northern sky. The experiment and its recent measurements are discussed.
ISSN 2100014X
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2017-01-01
e-ISSN 2100014X
Journal EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume Number 145
Starting Page 05004


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