TA Monocular Spectrum Measurement


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Discussion timeslot (ZOOM-Meeting): 14. July 2021 - 12:00
ZOOM-Meeting URL: https://desy.zoom.us/j/92210078166
ZOOM-Meeting ID: 92210078166
ZOOM-Meeting Passcode: ICRC2021
Corresponding Session: https://icrc2021-venue.desy.de/channel/04-CR-Energy-Spectrum-CRI/91
Live-Stream URL: https://icrc2021-venue.desy.de/livestream/Discussion-03/4

'The Telescope Array (TA) Cosmic Ray Observatory is the largest cosmic ray detector in the northern hemisphere. TA was built to study ultra-high-energy cosmic rays (UHECRs), cosmic rays with energies above 1 EeV. TA is a hybrid detector, employing both a surface detector array and fluorescence telescopes. We present a measurement of the cosmic ray energy spectrum for energies above $10^{17.5}$ eV using only the fluorescence telescopes. A new, machine-learning based, weather classification scheme was used to select data parts with good weather and ensure the quality of the fluorescence data. The data from the Black Rock Mesa (BR) and Long Ridge (LR) fluorescence telescope stations were analyzed separately in monocular mode, with the calculated fluxes combined into a single spectrum. We present fits of the combined spectrum to a series of broken power law models. A three-times-broken power law gives the best fit. The three breaks suggest an additional feature of the spectrum between the previously observed Ankle and the GZK suppression.'

Authors: Douglas Bergman | Greg Furlich | For the Telescope Array Collaboration
Collaboration: Telescope Array

Indico-ID: 800
Proceeding URL: https://pos.sissa.it/395/339

Presenter: Douglas Bergman