The present status of the Telescope Array experiment

T. Nonaka, T. Abu-Zayyad, M. Allen, R. Azuma, J. W. Belz, D. R. Bergman, S. A. Blake, O. Brusova, R. Cady, Z. Cao, J. Chiba, M. Chikawa, I. S. Cho, H. Fujii, T. Fujii, T. Fukuda, M. Fukushima, K. Hayashi, N. Hayashida, K. HibinoK. Honda, P. Huentemeyer, G. Hughes, D. Ikeda, N. Inoue, D. Ivanov, S. Iwamoto, C. H. Jui, K. Kadota, F. Kakimoto, H. Kang, K. Kasahara, H. Kawai, S. Kawana, E. Kido, A. Kitshugi, K. Kobayashi, Y. Kondo, Y. J. Kwon, K. Martens, T. Matsuda, J. N. Matthews, T. Nakamura, S. Nam, S. Ogio, H. Ohoka, T. Okuda, M. Ohnishi, A. Oshima, Shunsuke Ozawa, I. H. Park, D. Rodriguez, D. Ryu, H. Sagawa, N. Sakurai, L. Scott, P. Shah, T. Shibata, H. Shimodaira, J. D. Smith, P. Sokolsky, R. W. Springer, S. Stratton, M. Takeda, A. Taketa, M. Takita, Y. Tameda, K. Tanaka, M. Tanaka, M. Teshima, S. B. Thomas, G. B. Thomson, H. Tokuno, T. Tomida, R. Torii, Y. Tsunesada, Y. Tsuyuguchi, Y. Uchihori, S. Udo, L. R. Wiencke, T. Yamakawa, Y. Yamakawa, K. Yamamoto, J. Yang, S. Yoshida, N. Yoshii

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Abstract

The Telescope Array(TA) experiment located at western desert in Utah USA (N39.3,W112.9) is designed for observation of air shower from extreme high energy cosmic rays. The TA detector consists of 2 types of detector to enable a cross check on systematic difference from the two main methods of observation for the energy region. One is a Fluorescence detector (FD) for detecting fluorescence light from air shower and another is surface detector (SD) array for detecting air shower particles at ground level. Each SD consists of 2 layers of plastic scintillator with 3m2 of surface and more sensitive to electromagnetic component in air shower. The full operation using 3FD stations and full SD array has started. Here we present the updated status of Telescope Array experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Volume190
Issue numberC
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May

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    Nonaka, T., Abu-Zayyad, T., Allen, M., Azuma, R., Belz, J. W., Bergman, D. R., Blake, S. A., Brusova, O., Cady, R., Cao, Z., Chiba, J., Chikawa, M., Cho, I. S., Fujii, H., Fujii, T., Fukuda, T., Fukushima, M., Hayashi, K., Hayashida, N., ... Yoshii, N. (2009). The present status of the Telescope Array experiment. Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, 190(C), 26-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2009.03.064