The ARGO-YBJ experiment has been in stable data taking for more than five years at the Yangbajing cosmic ray observatory (Tibet, P.R. China, 4300 m a.s.l.). The detector collected about 5×1011events in a wide energy range from few TeVs up to the PeV region. In this work we summarize the latest results in cosmic ray physics particularly focusing on the cosmic ray energy spectrum. The results of the measurement of the allparticle and proton plus helium energy spectra in the energy region between 1012– 1016eV are discussed. A precise measurement of the cosmic ray energy spectrum and composition in this energy region allows a better understanding of the origin of the knee and provides a powerful cross–check among different experimental techniques.

Montini, P. (2016). Cosmic ray physics with ARGO-YBJ. NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS PROCEEDINGS, 279-281, 7-14 [10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2016.10.003].

Cosmic ray physics with ARGO-YBJ

Montini, Paolo
2016

Abstract

The ARGO-YBJ experiment has been in stable data taking for more than five years at the Yangbajing cosmic ray observatory (Tibet, P.R. China, 4300 m a.s.l.). The detector collected about 5×1011events in a wide energy range from few TeVs up to the PeV region. In this work we summarize the latest results in cosmic ray physics particularly focusing on the cosmic ray energy spectrum. The results of the measurement of the allparticle and proton plus helium energy spectra in the energy region between 1012– 1016eV are discussed. A precise measurement of the cosmic ray energy spectrum and composition in this energy region allows a better understanding of the origin of the knee and provides a powerful cross–check among different experimental techniques.
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