The TIBET AS+MD Project; progress report 2013


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We plan to build a large (approximately 10,000 m2) water-Cherenkov-type muon detector array under the existing Tibet air shower array at 4,300 m above sea level, to observe 10-1000 TeV gamma rays from cosmic-ray accelerators in our Galaxy with wide field of view at very low background level. The gamma-ray induced air shower has significantly less muons compared with a cosmic-ray induced one. Therefore, we can effectively discriminate between primary gamma rays and cosmic-ray background events by means of counting the number of muons in an air shower by the muon detector array. We will make a progress report on the project, as 5/12 of it is under construction now.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
PublisherSociedade Brasileira de Fisica
ISBN (Electronic)9788589064293
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 2013 Jul 22013 Jul 9


Other33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
CityRio de Janeiro


  • Cosmic rays
  • Gamma rays
  • Muon
  • Tibet
  • Water Cherenkov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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