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Abstract: The aim of the Yakutsk array enhancement project is to create an instrumentto study the highest-energy galactic cosmic rays CRs - their sources, energyspectrum, and mass composition. Additionally, there will be unique capabilitiesfor investigations in the transition region between galactic and extragalacticcomponents of CRs. Using the well-developed imaging atmospheric Cherenkovtelescope technique adapted to the energy region $E>10^{15}$ eV, we plan tomeasure the longitudinal structure parameters of the shower, e.g., angular andtemporal distributions of the Cherenkov signal related to $X {max}$ and themass composition of CRs. The main advantages of the Yakutsk array, such as itsmulti-component measurements of extensive air showers, and model-independent CRenergy estimation based on Cherenkov light measurements, will be inherited bythe instrument to be created.



Author: A.A. Ivanov, S.P. Knurenko, Z.E. Petrov, M.I. Pravdin, I.Ye. Sleptsov

Source: https://arxiv.org/







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