ARGO-YBJ: Astrophysical Radiation with Ground-based Observatory
ARGO-YBJ in brief
ARGO-YBJ is the acronym for
"Astrophysical Radiation with Ground-based
Observatory at YangBaJing".
The aim of the ARGO-YBJ
experiment is to study cosmic rays, mainly cosmic gamma-radiation, at an
energy threshold of ~100 GeV, by means of the detection of small size air
showers.This goal will be achieved by operating a full coverage
array in the YangBajing
P.R. China) at 4300 m a.s.l. .
consists of a single layer of RPCs
(Resistive Plate Counters) covering an area of
and providing a detailed space-time picture of the shower front.
ARGO-YBJ will be devoted to a wide range of fundamental
issues in Cosmic Rays and Astroparticle Physics, including in particular
gamma-ray astronomy and Gamma-Ray Bursts physics at energies > 100 GeV.
The experiment has been approved and funded by
INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) in 1998. Detector assembling
will start late in 2000 and data taking with the first ~750 m2
of RPCs in 2001.
The ARGO Team at IASF-Palermo
With different commitments and tasks, the following IASF-Palermo
personnel is part of the ARGO group:
Giacomo D'Alì Staiti (Respons.) |
Benedetto Biondo ||
Angelo Mangano |
Contact person at IASF-Palermo:
Giiacomo.Dali at iasf-palermo.inaf.it
Some useful links
Here below a list of links related to the ARGO Experiment:
official Home Page: INFN - Napoli
INFN - Roma 3
Last Modification: Monday, January 23 2012