Dortmund 2021 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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T: Fachverband Teilchenphysik

T 54: Cosmic Rays III

T 54.9: Vortrag

Mittwoch, 17. März 2021, 18:00–18:15, Td

Measurement of the cosmic ray spectrum with the HAWC's Eye hybrid detector at the HAWC observatory. — •Frank Maslowski for the HAWC's Eye project — Physics Institue III A, RWTH Aachen, Germany

HAWC's Eye is a compact imaging air Cherenkov telescope, which aims to improve energy and angular resolution of the High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) observatory. The HAWC observatory is a ground based air-shower array located in the Mexican state of Puebla, dedicated to the messurement of TeV gamma rays. When primary cosmic ray particles interact with the atmosphere they create extensive air showers, which in turn create Cherenkov light. These two components are messured by the two detectors. The good reconstruction of the core position by HAWC combined with the imaging capabilities of the telescope enables triangulation of the shower. From the data taken during one of the first hybrid observation campaigns, a cosmic ray spectrum above a few TeV has been derived.

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