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Cosmic Ray Energy Spectrum measured by the TALE Fluorescence Detector

Jul 14, 2021, 12:00 PM
1h 30m


Poster CRI | Cosmic Ray Indirect Discussion


Tareq AbuZayyad (Loyola University Chicago; University of Utah)


The Telescope Array (TA) cosmic rays detector located in the State of Utah in the United States is the largest ultra high energy cosmic rays detector in the northern hemisphere. The Telescope Array Low Energy Extension (TALE) fluorescence detector (FD) was added to TA in order to lower the detector's energy threshold, and has succeeded in measuring the cosmic rays energy spectrum and mass composition down to PeV energies. In this contribution we describe the measurement of the cosmic ray energy spectrum using $\sim4$ years of TALE FD data. The energy spectrum shows features consistent with the "knee" and the "second knee".


Cosmic Rays; Galactic Extra-Galactic Transition; Knee

Collaboration Telescope Array
Subcategory Experimental Results

Primary authors

Tareq AbuZayyad (Loyola University Chicago; University of Utah) For the Telescope Array Collaboration

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