The energy spectrum of cosmic Hydrogen and Helium nuclei has been measured below the so-called knee by using a hybrid experiment with a wide field-of-view Cherenkov telescope and the Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) array of the ARGO-YBJ experiment at 4300 m above sea level. The Hydrogen and Helium nuclei have been well separated from other cosmic ray components by using a multi-parameter technique. A highly uniform energy resolution of about 25% is achieved throughout the whole energy range (100-700 TeV). The observed energy spectrum is compatible with a single power law with index gamma = -2.63 +- 0.06.

Energy spectrum of cosmic protons and helium nuclei by a hybrid measurement at 4300 m a.s.l.

BERNARDINI, Paolo;D'AMONE, ANTONIO;DE MITRI, Ivan;MANCARELLA, Giovanni;MARSELLA, GIOVANNI;MARTELLO, Daniele;PANAREO, Marco;PERRONE, Lorenzo;
2014-01-01

Abstract

The energy spectrum of cosmic Hydrogen and Helium nuclei has been measured below the so-called knee by using a hybrid experiment with a wide field-of-view Cherenkov telescope and the Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) array of the ARGO-YBJ experiment at 4300 m above sea level. The Hydrogen and Helium nuclei have been well separated from other cosmic ray components by using a multi-parameter technique. A highly uniform energy resolution of about 25% is achieved throughout the whole energy range (100-700 TeV). The observed energy spectrum is compatible with a single power law with index gamma = -2.63 +- 0.06.
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