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TAIGA - A hybrid array for high energy gamma astronomy and cosmic ray physics

Budnev, N.; Astapov, I.; Bezyazeekov, P.; Boreyko, V.; Borodin, A.; Brueckner, M.; Chiavassa, A.; Dyachok, A.; Fedorov, O.; Gafarov, A.; Garmash, A.; Gorbunov, N.; Grebenyuk, V.; Gress, O.; Gress, T.; Grishin, O.; Grinyuk, A.; Haungs, A. ORCID iD icon 1; Hiller, R. 1; ... mehr


The physics motivations and advantages of the new TAIGA (Tunka Advanced Instrument for cosmic ray physics and Gamma Astronomy) detector are presented. TAIGA aims at gamma-ray astronomy at energies from a few TeV to several PeV, as well as cosmic ray physics from 100 TeV to several EeV. For the energy range 30 – 200 TeV the sensitivity of 10 km2 area TAIGA array for the detection of local sources is expected to be 5 × 10¯¹⁴ erg cm¯² sec¯¹ for 300 h of observations. Reconstruction of the given EAS energy, incoming direction and its core position, based on the timing TAIGA-HiSCORE data, allows one to increase a distance between the IACTs up to 600-1000 m. The low investments together with the high sensitivity for energies ≥ 30-50 TeV make this pioneering technique very attractive for exploring the galactic PeVatrons and cosmic rays. At present the TAIGA first stage has been constructed in Tunka valley, 50 km West from the Lake Baikal. The first experimental results of the TAIGA first stage are presented.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000088376
Veröffentlicht am 10.12.2018
DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/201819101007
Zitationen: 4
Zitationen: 3
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Institut für Prozessdatenverarbeitung und Elektronik (IPE)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2101-6275
KITopen-ID: 1000088376
HGF-Programm 51.03.04 (POF III, LK 01) Kosmische Strahlung Technologien
Erschienen in 20th International Seminar on High Energy Physics, QUARKS 2018; Valday; Russian Federation; 27 May 2018 through 2 June 2018. Ed.: Y. V. Zhezher
Verlag EDP Sciences
Seiten Art. Nr.: 01007
Serie EPJ Web of Conferences ; 191
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