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An overview of the JEM-EUSO program and results

Abdellaoui, G.; Abe, S.; Adams, Jr, J.H.; Allard, D.; Alonso, G.; Anchordoqui, L.; Anzalone, A.; Arnone, E.; Asano, K.; Attallah, R.; Attoui, H.; Ave Pernas, M.; Bagheri, M.; Baláz, J.; Bakiri, M.; Barghini, D.; Bartocci, S.; Battisti, M.; Bayer, J.; ... mehr


The field of UHECRs (Ultra-High energy cosmic Rays) and the understanding of particle acceleration in the cosmos, as a key ingredient to the behaviour of the most powerful sources in the universe, is of outmost importance for astroparticle physics as well as for fundamental physics and will improve our general understanding of the universe. The current main goals are to identify sources of UHECRs and their composition. For this, increased statistics is required. A space-based detector for UHECR research has the advantage of a very large exposure and a uniform coverage of the celestial sphere.
The aim of the JEM-EUSO program is to bring the study of UHECRs to space.
The principle of observation is based on the detection of UV light emitted by isotropic fluorescence of atmospheric nitrogen excited by the Extensive Air Showers (EAS) in the Earth’s atmosphere and forward-beamed Cherenkov radiation reflected from the Earth’s surface or dense cloud tops. In addition to the prime objective of UHECR studies, JEM-EUSO will do several secondary studies due to the instruments' unique capacity of detecting very weak UV-signals with extreme time-resolution around 1 microsecond: meteors, Transient Luminous Events (TLE), bioluminescence, maps of human generated UV-light,
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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000156097
Veröffentlicht am 01.03.2023
DOI: 10.22323/1.395.0406
Zitationen: 8
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Prozessdatenverarbeitung und Elektronik (IPE)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1824-8039
KITopen-ID: 1000156097
Erschienen in 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2021): 12–23 July 2021, Berlin, Germany – Online
Veranstaltung 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2021), Online, 12.07.2021 – 23.07.2021
Verlag Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 406
Serie Proceedings of Science (PoS) ; 395
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