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Physics of Particles and Nuclei

, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp 607–611 | Cite as

The Carpet-3 Experiment to Search for Diffuse Gamma Rays with Energies Higher than 100 TeV

  • D. D. Dzhappuev
  • V. B. Petkov
  • A. S. Lidvansky
  • 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
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Abstract

An experiment for measuring the flux of diffuse cosmic gamma rays with energies above 100 TeV (the Carpet-3 experiment) is now being prepared at the Baksan Neutrino Observatory, Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of Sciences. The preparation of the experiment entails an increase in the area both of the muon detector and of the surface part of the air shower array. This work presents an estimate of the experiment sensitivity to showers generated by primary gamma quanta for different configurations of the array. According to experimental data of the Carpet-2 array for 9.2 years of pure data acquisition time, preliminary estimates for the upper limit of the diffuse cosmic gamma ray flux with energies above 930 PeV have been obtained.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This work was carried out at the Baksan Underground Scintillation Telescope Unique Scientific Unit (Baksan Neutrino Observatory Common Use Center, Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of Sciences) under the support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project no. 16-29-13049-OFI_M.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. D. Dzhappuev
    • 1
  • V. B. Petkov
    • 1
  • A. S. Lidvansky
    • 1
  • 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 Research, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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