EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 52, 2013ISVHECRI 2012 – XVII International Symposium on Very High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions
|Number of page(s)||2|
|Section||CR Physics in the Knee Region|
|Published online||10 June 2013|
Primary proton and helium spectra at energy range from 50 TeV to 1015 eV observed with the new Tibet AS core detector array
Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
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A new EAS hybrid experiment has been designed by constructing a YAC (Yangbajing Air shower Core detector array ) inside the existing Tibet-III air shower array. The first step of YAC, called “YAC-I” has been successfully carried out in 2009–2010 together with Tibet-III air-shower array. YAC-II has also been operated from 2011. Preliminary results of YAC-I and performance of YAC-II are presented in this paper. The primary proton and helium spectra at energy range from50 TeV to 1015 eV derived from YAC-I data based on QGSJET2 and SIBYLL2.1 are reported. The obtained P+He spectrum is smoothly connected with directobservation data below 100 TeV and also with our previously reported results at higher energies within statistical error s. Based on these results and the sharp kneeof all-particle energy spectrum observed by our experiment, the possible origin of the sharp knee is discussed. See the published papers.
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