Themistocle:A High Angular Resolution Cerenkov Light Detector

  • Francis Kovacs
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 270)


The present paper is a description of a high resolution Cerenkov air shower detector equipped with 18 mirrors which will be located in a first step in the French Pyrenees mountains on a site called THEMIS. The first experimental aims are to show that reasonable ultra-high energy ˠ fluxes can be observed and that an angular resolution of 0.5 mrad could be obtained in order to resolve poindike sources. If these efforts are successful, a second generation experiment with many mirrors and a muon detector, will be proposed in order to look for new thresholds at very high energy.


Angular Resolution High Angular Resolution Shower Axis Shower Core Cerenkov Light 
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  1. [1]
    Asgat collaboration preprint, to be published in NIM. Google Scholar
  2. [2]
    La Jolla proceedings, vol. 1 p. 99, Halzen & Stanev. Google Scholar

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis Kovacs
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  1. 1.L.P.N.H.E.Université P.&M. CurieParis Cedex 05France

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