The ARGO-YBJ experiment consists of a 5000 m(2) single layer of Resistive Plate Chambers situated at Yangbajing, Tibet (P.R. of China), 4300 meters a.s.l. (atmospheric depth 600 g/cm(2)). The percentage of active area all over the carpet is 92% and a partially instrumented guard ring (1700 m(2)) around the central zone extends the instrumented area up to 11000 m(2). The experiment is operated in scaler mode, shower mode and analog mode and is sensitive to cosmic rays in the 109-1015 eV energy range. From few hundreds GeV on, the arrival direction of cosmic rays is inferred by the study of the induced extensive air showers. A review of the most important results of the ARGO-YBJ experiment in gamma-ray astronomy and cosmic-ray physics will be given, focusing on the potential of RPCs in ground-based astroparticle physics.

Results from the ARGO-YBJ experiment / Iuppa, Roberto; ARGO YBJ, Collaboration. - In: JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION. - ISSN 1748-0221. - 8:Aug 2013 - Technical reports(2013), pp. 0800200-0800209. [10.1088/1748-0221/8/08/T08002]

Results from the ARGO-YBJ experiment

Iuppa, Roberto;
2013

Abstract

The ARGO-YBJ experiment consists of a 5000 m(2) single layer of Resistive Plate Chambers situated at Yangbajing, Tibet (P.R. of China), 4300 meters a.s.l. (atmospheric depth 600 g/cm(2)). The percentage of active area all over the carpet is 92% and a partially instrumented guard ring (1700 m(2)) around the central zone extends the instrumented area up to 11000 m(2). The experiment is operated in scaler mode, shower mode and analog mode and is sensitive to cosmic rays in the 109-1015 eV energy range. From few hundreds GeV on, the arrival direction of cosmic rays is inferred by the study of the induced extensive air showers. A review of the most important results of the ARGO-YBJ experiment in gamma-ray astronomy and cosmic-ray physics will be given, focusing on the potential of RPCs in ground-based astroparticle physics.
Aug 2013 - Technical reports
Iuppa, Roberto; ARGO YBJ, Collaboration
Results from the ARGO-YBJ experiment / Iuppa, Roberto; ARGO YBJ, Collaboration. - In: JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION. - ISSN 1748-0221. - 8:Aug 2013 - Technical reports(2013), pp. 0800200-0800209. [10.1088/1748-0221/8/08/T08002]
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