Observation of sub-GeV atmospheric gamma rays on GRAINE 2018 balloon experiment and comparison with HKKM calculation

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Discussion timeslot (ZOOM-Meeting): 16. July 2021 - 18:00
ZOOM-Meeting URL: https://icrc2021.desy.de/pf_access_abstracts
Corresponding Session: https://icrc2021-venue.desy.de/channel/Presenter-Forum-1-Evening-All-Categories/48
Abstract:
'We report a precise measurement of the sub-GeV atmospheric gamma-ray spectrum at balloon altitude on GRAINE 2018 experiment, and comparisons with the predictions calculated by the latest HKKM, which is widely known as a model for atmospheric neutrino flux calculation.rnUnderstanding the interactions between cosmic rays and atmospheric nuclei is important for accurate atmospheric neutrino flux calculations. Observation data of sub-GeV atmospheric gamma rays at balloon altitudes are useful for verifying such hadronic interaction models and pion productions in the low energy region.rnIn April 2018, we conducted a balloon experiment (GRAINE 2018) in Australia with the aim of detecting and imaging cosmic gamma rays with the nuclear emulsion telescope. Following flight data analysis, we derived an atmospheric gamma-ray spectrum in 0.1-1 GeV region at altitudes of ~36 km (residual depth ~4 g/cm$^{2}$). The flux around the 1 GeV region is in good agreement with the HKKM prediction and smoothly connects to the multi-GeV observations of past balloon experiments. On the other hand, the flux around 0.1 GeV shows a discrepancy with the prediction.rnIn this presentation, the balloon experiment, flight data analysis, and observation results will be described in detail.'

Authors: Hiroki Rokujo
Co-Authors: GRAINE collaboration
Collaboration: GRAINE

Indico-ID: 1096
Proceeding URL: https://pos.sissa.it/395/638

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Presenter: Hiroki Rokujo

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