The Telescope Array(TA) experiment located at western desert in Utah USA (N39.3,W112.9) is designed for observation of air shower from extreme high energy cosmic rays. The TA detector consists of 2 types of detector to enable a cross check on systematic difference from the two main methods of observation for the energy region. One is a Fluorescence detector (FD) for detecting fluorescence light from air shower and another is surface detector (SD) array for detecting air shower particles at ground level. Each SD consists of 2 layers of plastic scintillator with 3m2 of surface and more sensitive to electromagnetic component in air shower. The full operation using 3FD stations and full SD array has started. Here we present the updated status of Telescope Array experiment.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The construction and operation TA is supported by the Japanese government through the “Kakenhi” grant for the Priority Area “The Origin of the Highest Energy Cosmic Rays”, by the U.S. National Science Foundation through awards PHY-0601915 (University of Utah) and PHY-0305516 (Rutgers University). And also supported by the Basin Research Program of the Korean Science and Engineering Foundation. We thank the State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration(SITLA),U.S. Air Force and Bureau of Land Management(BLM). We thank peoples and officials of Millard County,Utah for their all kind of support for TA experiment.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics