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The fluorescence detector of the Pierre Auger Observatory

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    0354511 - FZU-D 2011 RIV NL eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Abraham, J. - Abreu, P. - Aglietta, M. - Boháčová, Martina - Chudoba, Jiří - Kárová, Tatiana - Mandát, Dušan - Nečesal, Petr - Nožka, Libor - Palatka, Miroslav - Nyklíček, M. - Pech, Miroslav - Prouza, Michael - Řídký, Jan - Schovancová, Jaroslava - Schovánek, Petr - Šmída, Radomír - Trávníček, Petr
    The fluorescence detector of the Pierre Auger Observatory.
    Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A. Roč. 620, 2-3 (2010), s. 227-251 ISSN 0168-9002
    Grant CEP: GA MŠk(CZ) 1M06002; GA MŠk(CZ) LA08016; GA AV ČR KJB100100904; GA MŠk LC527; GA AV ČR KJB300100801
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z10100502; CEZ:AV0Z10100522
    Klíčová slova: cosmic rays * fluorescence detector
    Kód oboru RIV: BF - Elementární částice a fyzika vys. energií
    Impakt faktor: 1.142, rok: 2010

    The Pierre Auger Observatory is a hybrid detector for ultra-high energy cosmic rays. It combines a surface array to measure secondary particles at ground level together with a fluorescence detector to measure the development of air showers in the atmosphere above the array. The fluorescence detector comprises 24 large telescopes specialized for measuring the nitrogen fluorescence caused by charged particles of cosmic ray air showers. In this paper we describe the components of the fluorescence detector including its optical system, the design of the camera, the electronics, and the systems for relative and absolute calibration. We also discuss the operation and the monitoring of the detector. Finally, we evaluate the detector performance and precision of shower reconstructions.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0193496