First ground-based measurement of atmospheric cherenkov light from cosmic rays

@article{Aharonian2007FirstGM,
  title={First ground-based measurement of atmospheric cherenkov light from cosmic rays},
  author={H. C. F. Aharonian and E. al.},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2007},
  volume={75},
  pages={042004}
}
  • H. C. F. Aharonian, E. al.
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
  • A recently proposed novel technique for the detection of cosmic rays with arrays of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes is applied to data from the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.). The method relies on the ground based detection of Cherenkov light emitted from the primary particle prior to its first interaction in the atmosphere. The charge of the primary particle (Z) can be estimated from the intensity of this light, since it is proportional to Z$^2$. Using H.E.S.S. data, an… CONTINUE READING
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