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First result of the proton-air cross section of the Telescope Array experiment.

Aug 3, 2015, 2:15 PM
Yangtze 2 (World Forum)

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Dr Rasha Abbasi (University of Utah)


In this work we report on the measurement of the proton-air inelastic cross section $\sigma^{\rm inel}_{\rm p-air}$ using data collected by the Telescope Array (TA) detector. Based on the measurement of $\sigma^{\rm inel}_{\rm p-air}$, the proton-proton cross section $\sigma_{\rm p-p}$ is subsequently inferred using the Glauber Formalism and the QCD-inspired fit of Block, Halzen and Stanev, at a center of mass energy of 95 TeV. The use of cosmic ray events at ultra high energies enables the measurement of this fundamental quantity at energies currently inaccessible with particle accelerators. The data used in this report was collected over five years using hybrid events from the TA Middle Drum fluorescence detector as well as the TA surface detector array.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 1086
Collaboration Telescope Array

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Dr Rasha Abbasi (University of Utah)

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