The TUS Detector of Extreme Energy Cosmic Rays on Board the Lomonosov Satellite

  title={The TUS Detector of Extreme Energy Cosmic Rays on Board the Lomonosov Satellite},
  author={P. Klimov and M. Panasyuk and B. A. Khrenov and G. Garipov and N. Kalmykov and V. Petrov and S. Sharakin and A. Shirokov and I. V. Yashin and M. Zotov and S. Biktemerova and A. Grinyuk and V. Grebenyuk and M. Lavrova and L. Tkachev and A. Tkachenko and I. Park and J. Lee and S. Jeong and O. Mart{\'i}nez and H. Salazar and E. Ponce and O. Saprykin and A. A. Botvinko and A. N. Senkovsky and A. Puchkov},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  • P. Klimov, M. Panasyuk, +23 authors A. Puchkov
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • Space Science Reviews
  • The origin and nature of extreme energy cosmic rays (EECRs), which have energies above the 5⋅1019eV$5\cdot10^{19}~\mbox{eV}$—the Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin (GZK) energy limit, is one of the most interesting and complicated problems in modern cosmic-ray physics. Existing ground-based detectors have helped to obtain remarkable results in studying cosmic rays before and after the GZK limit, but have also produced some contradictions in our understanding of cosmic ray mass composition. Moreover, each… CONTINUE READING
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