1 1 ) 0 5 3 Gamma-ray astronomy and cosmic-ray

The ARGO-YBJ detector, located 4300 m a.s.l. on the Tibet plateau, is a ground-based, full-coverage array of Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) covering a surface of 78 × 74 m 2 , surrounded by a guard ring of RPCs enclosing a total surface of about 11000 m 2. ARGO-YBJ was designed to detect extensive air showers generated by cosmic rays and gamma rays with… CONTINUE READING