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Title:Evidence of Intermediate-Scale Energy Spectrum Anisotropy of Cosmic Rays E>10^19.2 eV with the Telescope Array Surface Detector
Authors:Lundquist, J. P. (Author)
Work type:Not categorized (r6)
Tipology:1.12 - Published Scientific Conference Contribution Abstract
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:Evidence of an intermediate-scale energy spectrum anisotropy has been found in the arrival directions of ultra-high energy cosmic rays of energies above 10^19.2 eV in the northern hemisphere, using 7 years of Telescope Array (TA) surface detector (SD) data. A relative energy distribution test is done comparing events inside oversampled spherical caps of equal exposure, to those outside, using the Poisson likelihood ratio. The center of maximum significance is at 139 R.A., 45 Dec., and has a deficit of events with energies 10^19.210^19.75 eV. The post-trial probability of this energy anisotropy, appearing by chance anywhere on an isotropic sky, is found by Monte Carlo (MC) simulation to be 9x10^-5 (3.74 σ_global).
Keywords:UHECR, cosmic rays, energy spectrum, anisotropy
Year of performance:2018
Place of performance:APS April Meeting
COBISS_ID:13026307 Link is opened in a new window
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