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|Title:||The HiSCORE experiment and its potential for gamma-ray astronomy|
|Citation:||Journal of Physics - Conference Series - 23rd European Cosmic Ray Symposium and 32nd Russian Cosmic Ray Conference, 2013; 409:012120|
|Series/Report no.:||Journal of Physics Conference Series|
|Conference Name:||European Cosmic Ray Symposium (23rd : 2012 : Moscow, Russia)|
|M. Tluczykont... G. P. Rowell... et al.|
|Abstract:||The HiSCORE (Hundred*i Square-km Cosmic ORigin Explorer) detector aims at the exploration of the accelerator sky, using indirect air-shower observations of cosmic rays from 100 TeV to 1 EeV and gamma rays in the last remaining observation window of gamma-ray astronomy from 10 TeV to several PeV. The main questions addressed by HiSCORE are cosmic ray composition and spectral measurements in the Galactic/extragalactic transition range, and the origin of cosmic rays via the search for gamma rays from Galactic PeV accelerators, the pevatrons. HiSCORE is based on non-imaging Cherenkov light-front sampling with sensitive large-area detector modules of the order of 0.5 m2. A prototype station was deployed on the Tunka cosmic ray experiment site in Siberia, where an engineering array of up to 1km2 is planned for deployment in 2012/2013. Here, we address the expected physics potential of HiSCORE, the status of the project, and further plans.|
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