Horizon-T experiment status
1 Nazarbayev University, Physics Department, Astana, KZ
2 P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
3 LLP “Institute of Physics and Technology”, Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Published online: 26 June 2017
Horizon-T is an innovative detector system constructed to study Extensive Air Showers (EAS) in the energy range above 1016 eV coming from a wide range of zenith angles (0°–85°). The system is located at the Tien Shan High-altitude Science Station of the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences at ∼ 3340 meters above sea level. It consists of eight charged particle detection points separated by distances up to one kilometer as well as an optical detector subsystem to measure the Vavilov-Cherenkov light from the EAS. The time resolution of charged particles and Vavilov-Cherenkov light photons passage of the detector system is a few ns. This level of resolution allows conducting a research of the atmospheric development of individual EAS. This report focuses on a general description of the detector system and the individual sub-systems providing an overview of the operations and latest results.
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