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Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 231, Issue 1–2, pp 319–322 | Cite as

A search for very high energy bursts

  • A. G. K. Smith
  • R. W. Clay
  • R. T. Pace
  • R. J. Protheroe
  • P. G. Edwards
Session E GRB Locations and Counterparts
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Abstract

Of great importance in distinguishing between models for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) is the experimental determination of the highest energy gamma rays associated with bursts. The EGRET detection of a 15 GeV gamma ray indicates that the spectra of at least some bursts extend well beyond the several MeV limit of the BATSE detectors (Hurleyet al., 1994). The low expected flux means that the collecting area of the present generation of satellite-based detectors is too small to detect gamma rays much above this energy efficiently, and such searches are currently undertaken with ground based detectors. In this paper searches made for very high energy GRBs with a southern hemisphere air shower particle array are described.

Key words

Gamma ray bursts Observations 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. K. Smith
    • 1
  • R. W. Clay
    • 1
  • R. T. Pace
    • 1
  • R. J. Protheroe
    • 1
  • P. G. Edwards
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Institute of Space and Astronautical ScienceKanagawaJapan

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