The ARGO-YBJ experiment is an Extensive Air Shower (EAS) array which combines high altitude location and full coverage active area in order to reach low energy threshold at a level of few hundred of GeV. The large field of view (≈ 2 sr) and the high duty cycle (≥ 90%) allow the continuous monitoring of the sky searching for unknown sources and unpredictable events, such as flares in blazar emissions and high energy Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs). In this paper I will briefly report on the detector performance and on some preliminary results achieved in γ-ray astronomy.

THE ARGO-YBJ EXPERIMENT: A FULL COVERAGE ARRAY FOR γ-RAY ASTRONOMY

DE MITRI, IVAN
2011

Abstract

The ARGO-YBJ experiment is an Extensive Air Shower (EAS) array which combines high altitude location and full coverage active area in order to reach low energy threshold at a level of few hundred of GeV. The large field of view (≈ 2 sr) and the high duty cycle (≥ 90%) allow the continuous monitoring of the sky searching for unknown sources and unpredictable events, such as flares in blazar emissions and high energy Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs). In this paper I will briefly report on the detector performance and on some preliminary results achieved in γ-ray astronomy.
Extensive air showers; gamma rays; gamma-ray burst.
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