We report on the spectral index of cosmic rays around 10 TeV energy region obtained by observation of the Compton-Getting anisotropy due to the terrestrial orbital motion around the Sun with the Tibet III air shower array during the period from 1999 to 2005. The spectral index has turned out to be 2.99 ± 0.54, which is consistent with 2.74 by the direct energy spectrum measurement. This method is a new approach to measure the spectral index and is complementary to the conventional energy spectrum measurement.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics