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Measurement of the cosmic ray spectrum with the Pierre Auger Observatory

Pierre Auger Collaboration; Mockler, Daniela

Abstract (englisch):
The Pierre Auger Observatory is the world's largest detector for exten-
sive air showers initiated by cosmic rays with energies above 3 x 1017 eV.
Equipped with 1660 water-Cherenkov stations, the surface detector array
spans an area of 3000km2. The combination with 27
fluorescence telescopes,
which overlook the atmosphere and measure the calorimetric energy allows
for a hybrid detection. The all-sky flux of cosmic rays is obtained by com-
bining four independent data sets. The surface detector array provides three data sets, two formed by dividing the data into two zenith angle ranges, and one obtained from a nested, denser detector array. The fourth measurement is obtained with the fluorescence detector. In this talk, the spectral Features are discussed in detail and the systematic uncertainties are addressed.


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Publikationstyp Vortrag
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen ID: 1000085387
HGF-Programm 51.03.03; LK 01
Erschienen in 7th Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics, Roma, I, September 4-7, 2018
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