Jul 12 – 23, 2021
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Cosmic ray energy spectrum in the 2nd knee region measured by the TALE-SD array

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


Talk CRI | Cosmic Ray Indirect Discussion


Koki Sato (Osaka city university)


The Telescope Array Low energy Extension (TALE) experiment in Utah, U.S.A., consists of 10 atmospheric fluorescence telescopes and 80 Surface Detectors (SDs) spread over an area of 21 $km^2$. The SD array consists of 40 SDs at 400 m spacing and 40 SDs at 600 m spacing. The TALE-SD was completed in February 2018 and has been in steady operation since then, triggering at a rate of about 30 air shower events in 10 minutes. We have developed the software to measure the energy spectrum of cosmic rays from the data obtained by TALE-SD. The performance of the software was evaluated by using air shower events generated by Monte Carlo simulation. We estimate that when the energy of the primary cosmic ray is $10^{18.0}$eV, the accuracy of energy determination is 15%, the accuracy of arrival direction determination is 1.5°, and the aperture is 15 $km^2$ sr. Furthermore, we obtained the energy spectrum of cosmic rays from the actual data obtained by the TALE-SD array from October to the end of November 2019. In this presentation, I will report these results.

Collaboration Telescope Array
Subcategory Experimental Results

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