A water tank Cherenkov detector for very high-energy astroparticles

P. Bauleo, A. Etchegoyen, J. O. Fernández Niello, A. M.J. Ferrero, A. Filevich, C. K. Guérard, F. Hasenbalg, M. A. Mostafá, D. Ravignani, J. Rodríguez Martino

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Extensive airshower detection is an important issue in current astrophysics endeavours. Surface arrays detectors are a common practice since they are easy to handle and have a 100% duty cycle. In this work we present an experimental study of the parameters relevant to the design of a water Cherenkov detector for high-energy airshowers. This detector is conceived as part of the surface array of the Pierre Auger Project, which is expected to be sensitive to ultra high-energy cosmic rays. In this paper we focus our attention in the geometry of the tank and its inner liner material, discussing pulse shapes and charge collections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-77
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 21 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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