Status and prospect of telescope array (TA) experiment

K. Kasahara, H. Kawai, S. Yoshida, H. Yoshii, T. Chung, S. W. Nam, S. Oh, I. H. Park, J. H. Park, J. Yang, B. G. Cheon, Y. Unno, Y. H. Yun, K. Tanaka, F. Cohen, M. Fukushima, N. Hayashida, K. Hiyama, D. Ikeda, E. KidoY. Kondo, T. Nonaka, M. Ohnishi, H. Ohoka, Shunsuke Ozawa, H. Sagawa, N. Sakurai, T. Shibata, H. Shimodaira, M. Takeda, A. Taketa, M. Takita, H. Tokuno, R. Torii, S. Udo, Y. Yamakawa, H. Fujii, T. Matsuda, M. Tanaka, H. Yamaoka, K. Hibino, T. Benno, M. Chikawa, K. Doura, T. Nakamura, P. Huentemeyer, G. Sinnis, M. Teshima, K. Kadota, Y. Uchihori, K. Hayashi, Y. Hayashi, S. Kawakami, T. Matsuyama, M. Minamino, S. Ogio, A. Ohshima, T. Okuda, N. Shimizu, H. Tanaka, D. R. Bergman, G. A. Hughes, L. M. Scott, S. R. Stratton, G. B. Thomson, A. Endo, N. Inoue, S. Kawana, Y. Wada, R. Azuma, T. Fukuda, T. Iguchi, F. Kakimoto, S. Machida, Y. Murano, Y. Tameda, Y. Tsunesada, J. Chiba, K. Miyata, J. Ormes, J. A J Matthews, R. U. Abbasi, T. Abu-Zayyad, J. W. Belz, S. A. Blake, O. Brusova, R. Cady, Z. Cao, C. C H Jui, K. Martens, M. Mostafa, J. N. Matthews, D. Rodriguez, J. D. Smith, P. Sokolsky, R. W. Springer, J. R. Thomas, S. B. Thomas, L. R. Wiencke, T. Doyle, M. J. Taylor, V. B. Wickwar, T. D. Wilkerson, K. Honda, K. Ikuta, T. Ishii, T. Kanbe, T. Tomida, I. S. Cho, Y. Kwon

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Telescope Array (TA) is an air shower experiment composed of an array of ground particle detectors and 3 sets of fluorescence telescopes installed in Utah, USA. It aims at drawing a conclusion on the (non-)existence of the GZK cutoff reported controversially by AGASA and HiRes experiments. An anisotropy of the UHECR arrival directions will be studied in the northern hemisphere where the galactic disturbances are small. The plastic scintillator is useful for the determination of the air shower energy independent of the hadronic interaction model and the primary composition. Various calibration methods will be applied for the accurate determination of event energy scale. A total acceptance of the ground array and the telescope will be more than 20 times larger than that of AGASA. An operation of partial detector has started in spring 2007. The status of the experiment is reported and prospects for the physics are given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007
PublisherUniversidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Pages417-420
Number of pages4
Volume4
EditionHE PART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007 - Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Duration: 2007 Jul 32007 Jul 11

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Other30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007
CountryMexico
CityMerida, Yucatan
Period07/7/307/7/11

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telescopes
radiation counters
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acceptability
scintillation counters
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disturbances
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energy
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Kasahara, K., Kawai, H., Yoshida, S., Yoshii, H., Chung, T., Nam, S. W., ... Kwon, Y. (2007). Status and prospect of telescope array (TA) experiment. In Proceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007 (HE PART 1 ed., Vol. 4, pp. 417-420). Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

Status and prospect of telescope array (TA) experiment. / Kasahara, K.; Kawai, H.; Yoshida, S.; Yoshii, H.; Chung, T.; Nam, S. W.; Oh, S.; Park, I. H.; Park, J. H.; Yang, J.; Cheon, B. G.; Unno, Y.; Yun, Y. H.; Tanaka, K.; Cohen, F.; Fukushima, M.; Hayashida, N.; Hiyama, K.; Ikeda, D.; Kido, E.; Kondo, Y.; Nonaka, T.; Ohnishi, M.; Ohoka, H.; Ozawa, Shunsuke; Sagawa, H.; Sakurai, N.; Shibata, T.; Shimodaira, H.; Takeda, M.; Taketa, A.; Takita, M.; Tokuno, H.; Torii, R.; Udo, S.; Yamakawa, Y.; Fujii, H.; Matsuda, T.; Tanaka, M.; Yamaoka, H.; Hibino, K.; Benno, T.; Chikawa, M.; Doura, K.; Nakamura, T.; Huentemeyer, P.; Sinnis, G.; Teshima, M.; Kadota, K.; Uchihori, Y.; Hayashi, K.; Hayashi, Y.; Kawakami, S.; Matsuyama, T.; Minamino, M.; Ogio, S.; Ohshima, A.; Okuda, T.; Shimizu, N.; Tanaka, H.; Bergman, D. R.; Hughes, G. A.; Scott, L. M.; Stratton, S. R.; Thomson, G. B.; Endo, A.; Inoue, N.; Kawana, S.; Wada, Y.; Azuma, R.; Fukuda, T.; Iguchi, T.; Kakimoto, F.; Machida, S.; Murano, Y.; Tameda, Y.; Tsunesada, Y.; Chiba, J.; Miyata, K.; Ormes, J.; Matthews, J. A J; Abbasi, R. U.; Abu-Zayyad, T.; Belz, J. W.; Blake, S. A.; Brusova, O.; Cady, R.; Cao, Z.; Jui, C. C H; Martens, K.; Mostafa, M.; Matthews, J. N.; Rodriguez, D.; Smith, J. D.; Sokolsky, P.; Springer, R. W.; Thomas, J. R.; Thomas, S. B.; Wiencke, L. R.; Doyle, T.; Taylor, M. J.; Wickwar, V. B.; Wilkerson, T. D.; Honda, K.; Ikuta, K.; Ishii, T.; Kanbe, T.; Tomida, T.; Cho, I. S.; Kwon, Y.

Proceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007. Vol. 4 HE PART 1. ed. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 2007. p. 417-420.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kasahara, K, Kawai, H, Yoshida, S, Yoshii, H, Chung, T, Nam, SW, Oh, S, Park, IH, Park, JH, Yang, J, Cheon, BG, Unno, Y, Yun, YH, Tanaka, K, Cohen, F, Fukushima, M, Hayashida, N, Hiyama, K, Ikeda, D, Kido, E, Kondo, Y, Nonaka, T, Ohnishi, M, Ohoka, H, Ozawa, S, Sagawa, H, Sakurai, N, Shibata, T, Shimodaira, H, Takeda, M, Taketa, A, Takita, M, Tokuno, H, Torii, R, Udo, S, Yamakawa, Y, Fujii, H, Matsuda, T, Tanaka, M, Yamaoka, H, Hibino, K, Benno, T, Chikawa, M, Doura, K, Nakamura, T, Huentemeyer, P, Sinnis, G, Teshima, M, Kadota, K, Uchihori, Y, Hayashi, K, Hayashi, Y, Kawakami, S, Matsuyama, T, Minamino, M, Ogio, S, Ohshima, A, Okuda, T, Shimizu, N, Tanaka, H, Bergman, DR, Hughes, GA, Scott, LM, Stratton, SR, Thomson, GB, Endo, A, Inoue, N, Kawana, S, Wada, Y, Azuma, R, Fukuda, T, Iguchi, T, Kakimoto, F, Machida, S, Murano, Y, Tameda, Y, Tsunesada, Y, Chiba, J, Miyata, K, Ormes, J, Matthews, JAJ, Abbasi, RU, Abu-Zayyad, T, Belz, JW, Blake, SA, Brusova, O, Cady, R, Cao, Z, Jui, CCH, Martens, K, Mostafa, M, Matthews, JN, Rodriguez, D, Smith, JD, Sokolsky, P, Springer, RW, Thomas, JR, Thomas, SB, Wiencke, LR, Doyle, T, Taylor, MJ, Wickwar, VB, Wilkerson, TD, Honda, K, Ikuta, K, Ishii, T, Kanbe, T, Tomida, T, Cho, IS & Kwon, Y 2007, Status and prospect of telescope array (TA) experiment. in Proceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007. HE PART 1 edn, vol. 4, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, pp. 417-420, 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, 07/7/3.
Kasahara K, Kawai H, Yoshida S, Yoshii H, Chung T, Nam SW et al. Status and prospect of telescope array (TA) experiment. In Proceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007. HE PART 1 ed. Vol. 4. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. 2007. p. 417-420
Kasahara, K. ; Kawai, H. ; Yoshida, S. ; Yoshii, H. ; Chung, T. ; Nam, S. W. ; Oh, S. ; Park, I. H. ; Park, J. H. ; Yang, J. ; Cheon, B. G. ; Unno, Y. ; Yun, Y. H. ; Tanaka, K. ; Cohen, F. ; Fukushima, M. ; Hayashida, N. ; Hiyama, K. ; Ikeda, D. ; Kido, E. ; Kondo, Y. ; Nonaka, T. ; Ohnishi, M. ; Ohoka, H. ; Ozawa, Shunsuke ; Sagawa, H. ; Sakurai, N. ; Shibata, T. ; Shimodaira, H. ; Takeda, M. ; Taketa, A. ; Takita, M. ; Tokuno, H. ; Torii, R. ; Udo, S. ; Yamakawa, Y. ; Fujii, H. ; Matsuda, T. ; Tanaka, M. ; Yamaoka, H. ; Hibino, K. ; Benno, T. ; Chikawa, M. ; Doura, K. ; Nakamura, T. ; Huentemeyer, P. ; Sinnis, G. ; Teshima, M. ; Kadota, K. ; Uchihori, Y. ; Hayashi, K. ; Hayashi, Y. ; Kawakami, S. ; Matsuyama, T. ; Minamino, M. ; Ogio, S. ; Ohshima, A. ; Okuda, T. ; Shimizu, N. ; Tanaka, H. ; Bergman, D. R. ; Hughes, G. A. ; Scott, L. M. ; Stratton, S. R. ; Thomson, G. B. ; Endo, A. ; Inoue, N. ; Kawana, S. ; Wada, Y. ; Azuma, R. ; Fukuda, T. ; Iguchi, T. ; Kakimoto, F. ; Machida, S. ; Murano, Y. ; Tameda, Y. ; Tsunesada, Y. ; Chiba, J. ; Miyata, K. ; Ormes, J. ; Matthews, J. A J ; Abbasi, R. U. ; Abu-Zayyad, T. ; Belz, J. W. ; Blake, S. A. ; Brusova, O. ; Cady, R. ; Cao, Z. ; Jui, C. C H ; Martens, K. ; Mostafa, M. ; Matthews, J. N. ; Rodriguez, D. ; Smith, J. D. ; Sokolsky, P. ; Springer, R. W. ; Thomas, J. R. ; Thomas, S. B. ; Wiencke, L. R. ; Doyle, T. ; Taylor, M. J. ; Wickwar, V. B. ; Wilkerson, T. D. ; Honda, K. ; Ikuta, K. ; Ishii, T. ; Kanbe, T. ; Tomida, T. ; Cho, I. S. ; Kwon, Y. / Status and prospect of telescope array (TA) experiment. Proceedings of the 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2007. Vol. 4 HE PART 1. ed. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 2007. pp. 417-420
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