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Title:Status of the AugerPrime upgrade of the Pierre Auger Observatory
Authors:ID Dhital, Niraj (Author)
ID Filipčič, Andrej (Author)
ID Kukec Mezek, Gašper (Author)
ID Saleh, Ahmed (Author)
ID Stanič, Samo (Author)
ID Trini, Marta (Author)
ID Vorobiov, Serguei (Author)
ID Yang, Lili (Author)
ID Zavrtanik, Danilo (Author)
ID Zavrtanik, Marko (Author)
ID Zehrer, Lukas (Author), et al.
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Language:English
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Typology:1.08 - Published Scientific Conference Contribution
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:The Pierre Auger Observatory has been very successful in determining many aspects of the highest-energy cosmic rays including, among others, the flux suppression at energies above 4 × 10[sup]19 eV, stringent upper limits on photon and neutrino fluxes at ultra-high energies and an unexpected evolution of the mass composition with energy. We expect an extension of the frontiers of our knowledge on these aspects from a major upgrade of the Observatory. The upgrade, known as AugerPrime, will include an addition of a 4 sq. m Surface Scintillator Detector atop each water-Cherenkov station of the Surface array. The new detectors will provide us with an unprecedented opportunity to perform a complementary measurement of the shower particles and thus determine the primary mass composition with good accuracy on an event-by-event basis. AugerPrime will also include an upgrade of electronics, installation of the AMIGA Underground Muon Detector and a change of observation mode of the Fluorescence Detector, which will increase its current duty cycle by about 50%. Current status of the upgrade with the main focus on the Surface Scintillator Detectors will be presented, following a brief description of the physics motivation for the upgrade.
Keywords:ultra-high-energy cosmic rays (UHECRs), Pierre Auger Observatory, AugerPrime upgrade
Publication status:Published
Year of publishing:2019
PID:20.500.12556/RUNG-8573 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:167958275 New window
NUK URN:URN:SI:UNG:REP:X6OC2ULV
Publication date in RUNG:11.10.2023
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Title:Proceedings of the 7th Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics : RICAP-18, Roma, Italy
Place of publishing:EPJ Web of Conferences
Year of publishing:2019

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Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:P1-0031
Name:Večglasniška astrofizika

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