The Telescope Array experiment: Status and prospects

H. Tokuno, R. U. Abbasi, T. Abu-Zayyad, R. Azuma, J. W. Belz, T. Benno, D. R. Bergman, S. A. Blake, O. Brusova, R. Cady, Z. Cao, B. G. Cheon, J. Chiba, M. Chikawa, I. S. Cho, T. Chung, F. Cohen, K. Doura, T. Doyle, A. EndoH. Fujii, T. Fukuda, M. Fukushima, Y. Hayashi, K. Hayashi, N. Hayashida, K. Hibino, K. Hiyama, K. Honda, P. Huentemeyer, G. A. Hughes, T. Iguchi, D. Ikeda, K. Ikuta, N. Inoue, T. Ishii, C. C.H. Jui, K. Kadota, F. Kakimoto, T. Kanbe, K. Kasahara, H. Kawai, S. Kawakami, S. Kawana, E. Kido, Y. Kondo, Y. J. Kwon, S. Machida, K. Martens, T. Matsuda, T. Matsuyama, J. A.J. Matthews, J. N. Matthews, M. Minamino, K. Miyata, M. Mostafa, Y. Murano, T. Nakamura, S. Nam, T. Nonaka, S. Ogio, S. Oh, M. Ohnishi, H. Ohoka, A. Ohshima, T. Okuda, J. Ormes, S. Ozawa, I. H. Park, J. H. Park, D. Rodriguez, H. Sagawa, N. Sakurai, L. M. Scott, T. Shibata, N. Shimizu, H. Shimodaira, G. Sinnis, J. D. Smith, P. Sokolsky, R. W. Springer, S. R. Stratton, S. Suzuki, M. Takeda, A. Taketa, M. Takita, Y. Tameda, K. Tanaka, M. Tanaka, H. Tanaka, M. J. Taylor, M. Teshima, J. R. Thomas, S. B. Thomas, G. B. Thomson, T. Tomida, R. Torii, Y. Tsunesada, Y. Uchihori, S. Udo, Y. Unno, Y. Wada, V. B. Wickwar, L. R. Wiencke, T. D. Wilkerson, Y. Yamakawa, H. Yamaoka, J. Yang, S. Yoshida, H. Yoshii, Y. H. Yun

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Abstract

Telescope Array (TA) is a hybrid detector of a surface detector array and fluorescence telescopes. This hybrid detector will measure the energy spectrum, anisotropy and composition of ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) to identify their origin. The almost construction of the detector has been completed in May 2007, and the detector is running under test and adjustments. The first hybrid observation with the full configuration is planned in beginning of 2008. In this paper the status and prospects of TA detector is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number062027
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume120
Issue numberPart 6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Event10th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2007 - Sendai , Japan
Duration: Sep 11 2007Sep 15 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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