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The Carpet-3 experiment to search for diffuse gamma rays with energies of more than 100 TeV

  • D. D. Dzhappuev
  • V. B. Petkov
  • A. S. LidvanskyEmail author
  • V. I. Volchenko
  • G. V. Volchenko
  • E. A. Gorbacheva
  • I. M. Dzaparova
  • A. U. Kudzhaev
  • N. F. Klimenko
  • A. N. Kurenya
  • O. I. Mikhailova
  • K. V. Ptitsyna
  • M. M. Khadzhiev
  • A. F. Yanin
Proceedings of the 34th National Conference on Cosmic Rays

Abstract

An experiment for measuring the flux of cosmic diffuse gamma rays with energies above 100 TeV (the Carpet-3 air shower array) is now being prepared at the Baksan Neutrino Observatory, Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of Sciences. The preparations entail a substantial increase of the areas of both the muon detector and the surface air shower array. The experiment’s sensitivity to showers generated by primary gamma rays is estimated for different configurations of the array. In addition, preliminary estimates of the upper limit on the flux of diffuse gamma rays with energies higher than 1.3 PeV, derived using experimental data from the old Carpet-2 array, are presented for a net exposure time of 9.2 years.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. D. Dzhappuev
    • 1
  • V. B. Petkov
    • 1
  • A. S. Lidvansky
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. I. Volchenko
    • 1
  • G. V. Volchenko
    • 1
  • E. A. Gorbacheva
    • 1
  • I. M. Dzaparova
    • 1
  • A. U. Kudzhaev
    • 1
  • N. F. Klimenko
    • 1
  • A. N. Kurenya
    • 1
  • O. I. Mikhailova
    • 1
  • K. V. Ptitsyna
    • 1
  • M. M. Khadzhiev
    • 1
  • A. F. Yanin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Nuclear ResearchRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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