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Author Pretz, John R. ♦ Westerhoff, Stefan
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS ♦ MATHEMATICAL METHODS AND COMPUTING ♦ ACCELERATION ♦ ALTITUDE ♦ CONSTRUCTION ♦ PHOTONS ♦ SENSITIVITY ♦ TANKS ♦ WATER
Abstract The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) observatory is a new experiment for observing 50 GeV to 100 TeV photons from high energy gamma ray sources. The experiment is under construction at Sierra Negra, Mexico and will be comprised of 300 large water tanks instrumenting an area of 150 x 150 meters. HAWC is the next generation of the Milagro experiment which measured multi-TeV emission from the Galactic plane resolving sources and measuring diffuse emission. HAWC will feature approximately 15 times the sensitivity of the Milagro experiment and will be used to measure and constrain particle acceleration in the Galaxy.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-01-28
Publisher Place United States
Technical Publication No. LA-UR-11-00721; LA-UR-11-721
Organization Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)


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