Oct 8 – 12, 2018
Ecole Supérieure de Chimie, Paris
Europe/Paris timezone

TA SD Spectrum

Oct 10, 2018, 10:42 AM
Main Hall (Ecole Supérieure de Chimie)

Main Hall

Ecole Supérieure de Chimie

Chimie Paris Tech


Dmitri Ivanov (University of Utah)


Telescope Array (TA) is a large cosmic ray detector in the Northern hemisphere that measures cosmic rays of energies from PeV to 100 EeV and higher. Main TA consists of a surface detector (SD) of 507 plastic scintillation counters of 1200 m separation on a square grid that is overlooked by three fluorescence detector stations. We present the cosmic ray energy spectrum measured by the TA SD above 10^18.2 eV and discuss the TA SD measurement and reconstruction techniques that are based on a detailed Monte Carlo simulation of the detector. We will also demonstrate that two different analysis approaches, the constant intensity cuts method and the Monte-Carlo based energy estimation procedure produce the same answer in the energy domain where the TA SD acceptance is constant with energy.

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Dmitri Ivanov (University of Utah)

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