A low threshold EAS (extensive-air-shower) array for gamma-ray astronomy at Los Alamos [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C : United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Energy Research, 1990.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: (6 pages) : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Research, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- A new type of extensive-air-shower (EAS) array is described that achieves a low energy threshold, large area, high duty factor and large muon coverage. By placing a regularly-spaced grid of phototubes just below the surface of a shallow pond, the Cherenkov light of particles in an air shower striking the water can be detected, resulting in a primary energy threshold of less than 1 TeV. This highly sensitive array can thus be used to span the gap of information between the existing air Cherenkov techniques at 1 TeV and the existing EAS arrays at 100 TeV. 5 refs., 3 figs.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:la-ur-89-2971
E 1.99: conf-900122--1
- Published through SciTech Connect.
21. international cosmic ray conference, Adalaide (Australia), 6-19 Jan 1990.
White, S.; Stark, M.; Hoffman, C.M.; Nagle, D.E.; Freedman, S.; Goodman, J.A.; Potter, M.E.; Lu, X.Q.; Burman, R.L.; Krakauer, D.; Sandberg, V.; Haines, T.J.; Lamb, R.; Vishwanath, P.R.; Alexandreas, D.E.; Yodh, G.B.; Biller, S.; Ellsworth, R.W.; Berley, D.; Dingus, B.L.; Tumer, T.; Zych, A.; Dion, G.; Maryland Univ., College Park, MD; George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA; Ca.
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