Observation of primary cosmic rays with the new Tibet hybrid experiment (YAC-II + Tibet-III + MD)

M. Amenomori, X. J. Bi, D. Chen, T. L. Chen, W. Y. Chen, S. W. Cui, Danzengluobu, L. K. Ding, C. F. Feng, Zhaoyang Feng, Z. Y. Feng, Q. B. Gou, Y. Q. Guo, H. H. He, Z. T. He, K. Hibino, N. Hotta, Haibing Hu, H. B. Hu, J. HuangH. Y. Jia, L. Jiang, F. Kajino, K. Kasahara, Y. Katayose, C. Kato, K. Kawata, M. Kozai, Labaciren, G. M. Le, A. F. Li, H. J. Li, W. J. Li, C. Liu, J. S. Liu, M. Y. Liu, H. Lu, X. R. Meng, T. Miyazaki, K. Mizutani, K. Munakata, T. Nakajima, Y. Nakamura, H. Nanjo, M. Nishizawa, T. Niwa, M. Ohnishi, I. Ohta, Shunsuke Ozawa, X. L. Qian, X. B. Qu, T. Saito, T. Y. Saito, M. Sakata, T. K. Sako, J. Shao, M. Shibata, A. Shiomi, T. Shirai, H. Sugimoto, M. Takita, Y. H. Tan, N. Tateyama, Shoji Torii, H. Tsuchiya, S. Udo, H. Wang, H. R. Wu, L. Xue, Y. Yamamoto, K. Yamauchi, Z. Yang, S. Yasue, A. F. Yuan, T. Yuda, L. M. Zhai, H. M. Zhang, J. L. Zhang, X. Y. Zhang, Y. Zhang, Yi Zhang, Ying Zhang, Zhaxisangzhu, X. X. Zhou

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Abstract

We have started a new hybrid air shower experiment in Yangbajing (4300 m a.s.l.) in Tibet since February 2014. This new hybrid experiment consists of the YAC-II comprised of 124 core detectors placed in the form of a square grid of 1.9 m spacing covering about 500 m2, the Tibet-III AS array with the total area of about 50,000 m2 and the undergroundMDarray consists of 80 cells, with the total area of ∼4,500 m2. This hybrid-array system is used to observe air showers of high energy celestial gamma-ray origin and those of nuclear-component origin. Prototype experiment YAC-I was successfully carried out in 2009-2010 together with Tibet-III air-shower array. In this paper, performance of YAC-II and the preliminary results of YAC-I are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number421
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume30-July-2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Amenomori, M., Bi, X. J., Chen, D., Chen, T. L., Chen, W. Y., Cui, S. W., Danzengluobu, Ding, L. K., Feng, C. F., Feng, Z., Feng, Z. Y., Gou, Q. B., Guo, Y. Q., He, H. H., He, Z. T., Hibino, K., Hotta, N., Hu, H., Hu, H. B., ... Zhou, X. X. (2015). Observation of primary cosmic rays with the new Tibet hybrid experiment (YAC-II + Tibet-III + MD). Unknown Journal, 30-July-2015, [421].