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  • 101. Ageron, M.
    et al.
    Aguilar, J. A.
    Albert, A.
    Ameli, F.
    Anghinolfi, M.
    Anton, G.
    Anvar, S.
    Ardellier-Desages, F.
    Aslanides, E.
    Aubert, J. J.
    Auer, R.
    Barbarito, E.
    Basa, S.
    Battaglieri, M.
    Bazzotti, M.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Università e Sezione INFN, Italy.
    Bethoux, N.
    Beltramelli, J.
    Bertin, V.
    Bigi, A.
    Billault, M.
    Blaes, R.
    de Botton, N.
    Bouwhuis, M. C.
    Bruijn, R.
    Brunner, J.
    Burgio, G. F.
    Busto, J.
    Cafagna, F.
    Caillat, L.
    Calzas, A.
    Capone, A.
    Caponetto, L.
    Carmona, E.
    Carr, J.
    Castel, D.
    Castorina, E.
    Cavasinni, V.
    Ceechini, S.
    Ceres, A.
    Charvis, P.
    Chauchot, P.
    Chiarusi, T.
    Circella, M.
    Coail, J. Y.
    Colnard, C.
    Compere, C.
    Coniglione, R.
    Cottini, N.
    Coyle, P.
    Cuneo, S.
    Cussatlegras, A. -S
    Damy, G.
    van Dantzig, R.
    DeBonis, G.
    De Marzo, C.
    De Vita, R.
    Dekeyser, I.
    Delagnes, E.
    Denans, D.
    Deschamps, A.
    Dessa, J. -X
    Destelle, J. -J
    Dinkespieler, B.
    Distefano, C.
    Donzaud, C.
    Drogou, J-F
    Druillole, F.
    Durand, D.
    Ernenwein, J. -P
    Escoffier, S.
    Falchini, E.
    Favard, S.
    Fehr, F.
    Feinstein, F.
    Florello, C.
    Flaminio, V.
    Fratini, K.
    Fuda, J. -L
    Galeotti, S.
    Gallone, J. -M
    Giacomelli, G.
    Girard, N.
    Gojak, C.
    Goret, Ph.
    Graf, K.
    Guilloux, F.
    Hallewell, G.
    Harakeh, M. N.
    Hartmann, B.
    Heijboer, A.
    Heine, E.
    Hello, Y.
    Hernandez-Rey, J. J.
    Hoessl, J.
    Hoffman, C.
    Hogenbirk, J.
    Hubbard, J. R.
    Jaquet, M.
    Jaspers, M.
    de Jong, M.
    Jouvenot, F.
    Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.
    Kappes, A.
    Karg, T.
    Katz, U.
    Keller, P.
    Kneib, J. P.
    Kok, E.
    Kok, H.
    Kooijman, P.
    Kopper, C.
    Kouchner, A.
    Kretschmer, W.
    Kruijer, A.
    Kuch, S.
    Lagier, P.
    Lahmann, R.
    Lamanna, G.
    Lamare, P.
    Lambard, G.
    Languillat, J. C.
    Laschinsky, H.
    Lavalle, J.
    Le Guen, Y.
    Le Provost, H.
    Van Suu, A. Le
    Lefevre, D.
    Legou, T.
    Lelaizant, G.
    Lim, G.
    Lo Presti, D.
    Loaec, G.
    Loehner, H.
    Loucatos, S.
    Louis, F.
    Lucarelli, F.
    Lyashuk, V.
    Mangano, S.
    Marcelin, M.
    Margiotta, A.
    Masullo, R.
    Mazeas, F.
    Mazure, A.
    Megna, R.
    Melissas, M.
    Migneco, E.
    Mongelli, M.
    Montaruli, T.
    Morganti, M.
    Moscoso, L.
    Motz, H.
    Musumeci, M.
    Naumann, C.
    Naumann-Godo, M.
    Niess, V.
    Noble, A.
    Olivetto, C.
    Ostasch, R.
    Palanque-Delabrouille, N.
    Payre, P.
    Peek, H. Z.
    Perez, A.
    Petta, C.
    Piattelli, P.
    Pillet, R.
    Pineau, J. -P
    Poinsignon, J.
    Popa, V.
    Pradier, T.
    Racca, C.
    Randazzo, N.
    van Randwijk, J.
    Real, D.
    Regnier, M.
    van Rens, B.
    Rethore, F.
    Rewiersma, P.
    Riccobene, G.
    Rigaud, V.
    Ripani, M.
    Roca, V.
    Roda, C.
    Rolin, J. F.
    Rostovtsev, A.
    Roux, J.
    Ruppi, M.
    Russo, G. V.
    Rusydi, G.
    Salesa, F.
    Salomon, K.
    Sapienza, P.
    Schmitt, F.
    Schuller, J. -P
    Shanidze, R.
    Sokalski, I.
    Spona, T.
    Spurio, M.
    van der Steenhoven, G.
    Stolarczyk, T.
    Streeb, K.
    Sulak, L.
    Taiuti, M.
    Tamburini, C.
    Tao, C.
    Tasca, L.
    Terreni, G.
    Urbano, F.
    Valdy, P.
    Valente, V.
    Vallage, B.
    Vaudaine, G.
    Venekamp, G.
    Verlaat, B.
    Vernin, P.
    van Wijk, R.
    Wijnker, G.
    Wobbe, G.
    de Wolf, E.
    Yao, A. -F
    Zaborov, D.
    Zaccone, H.
    Zornoza, J. D.
    Zuniga, J.
    Studies of a full-scale mechanical prototype line for the ANTARES neutrino telescope and tests of a prototype instrument for deep-sea acoustic measurements2007Inngår i: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, E-ISSN 1872-9576, Vol. 581, nr 3, s. 695-708Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    full-scale mechanical prototype line was deployed to a depth of 2500 m to test the leak tightness of the electronics containers and the pressure-resistant properties of an electromechanical cable under evaluation for use in the ANTARES deep-sea neutrino telescope. During a month-long immersion study, line parameter data were taken using miniature autonomous data loggers and shore-based optical time domain reflectometry. Details of the mechanical prototype line, the electromechanical cable and data acquisition are presented. Data taken during the immersion study revealed deficiencies in the pressure resistance of the electromechanical cable terminations at the entry points to the electronics containers. The improvements to the termination, which have been integrated into subsequent detection lines, are discussed. The line also allowed deep-sea acoustic measurements with a prototype hydrophone system. The technical setup of this system is described, and the first results of the data analysis are presented. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 102. Ageron, M.
    et al.
    Aguilar, J. A.
    Albert, A.
    Ameli, F.
    Anghinolfi, M.
    Anton, G.
    Anvar, S.
    Ardellier-Desages, F.
    Aslanides, E.
    Aubert, J-J
    Auer, R.
    Barbarito, E.
    Basa, S.
    Battaglieri, M.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Università e Sezione INFN, Italy.
    Beltramelli, J.
    Bertin, V.
    Bigi, A.
    Billault, M.
    Blaes, R.
    de Botton, N.
    Bouwhuis, M. C.
    Bradbury, S. M.
    Bruijn, R.
    Brunner, J.
    Burgio, G. F.
    Busto, J.
    Cafagna, F.
    Caillat, L.
    Calzas, A.
    Capone, A.
    Caponetto, L.
    Carmona, E.
    Carr, J.
    Cartwright, S. L.
    Castel, D.
    Castorina, E.
    Cavasinni, V.
    Cecchini, S.
    Ceres, A.
    Charvis, P.
    Chauchot, P.
    Chiarusi, T.
    Circella, M.
    Colnard, C.
    Compere, C.
    Coniglione, R.
    Cottini, N.
    Coyle, P.
    Cuneo, S.
    Cussatlegras, A-S
    Damy, G.
    van Dantzig, R.
    De Bonis, G.
    De Marzo, C.
    De Vita, R.
    Dekeyser, I.
    Delagnes, E.
    Denans, D.
    Deschamps, A.
    Destelle, J-J
    Dinkespieler, B.
    Distefano, C.
    Donzaud, C.
    Drogou, J-F
    Druillole, F.
    Durand, D.
    Ernenwein, J-P
    Escoffier, S.
    Falchini, E.
    Favard, S.
    Fehr, F.
    Feinstein, F.
    Ferry, S.
    Fiorello, C.
    Flaminio, V.
    Fratini, K.
    Fuda, J-L
    Galeotti, S.
    Gallone, J-M
    Giacomelli, G.
    Girard, N.
    Gojak, C.
    Goret, Ph.
    Graf, K.
    Hallewell, G.
    Harakeh, M. N.
    Hartmann, B.
    Heijboer, A.
    Heine, E.
    Hello, Y.
    Hernandez-Rey, J. J.
    Hoessl, J.
    Hoffman, C.
    Hogenbirk, J.
    Hubbard, J. R.
    Jaquet, M.
    Jaspers, M.
    de Jong, M.
    Jouvenot, F.
    Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.
    Kappes, A.
    Karg, T.
    Katz, U.
    Keller, P.
    Kok, E.
    Kok, H.
    Kooijman, P.
    Kopper, C.
    Korolkova, E. V.
    Kouchner, A.
    Kretschmer, W.
    Kruijer, A.
    Kuch, S.
    Kudryavstev, V. A.
    Lagier, P.
    Lahmann, R.
    Lamanna, G.
    Lamare, P.
    Lambard, G.
    Languillat, J-C
    Laschinsky, H.
    Lavalle, J.
    Le Guen, Y.
    Le Provost, H.
    Van Suu, A. Le
    Lefevre, D.
    Legou, T.
    Lelaizant, G.
    Lim, G.
    Lo Presti, D.
    Loehner, H.
    Loucatos, S.
    Louis, F.
    Lucarelli, F.
    Lyashuk, V.
    Marcelin, M.
    Margiotta, A.
    Masullo, R.
    Mazeas, F.
    Mazure, A.
    McMillan, J. E.
    Megna, R.
    Melissas, M.
    Migneco, E.
    Milovanovic, A.
    Mongelli, M.
    Montaruli, T.
    Morganti, M.
    Moscoso, L.
    Musumeci, M.
    Naumann-Godo, M.
    Naumann, C.
    Niess, V.
    Noble, T.
    Olivetto, C.
    Ostasch, R.
    Palanque-Delabrouille, N.
    Payre, P.
    Peek, H.
    Perez, A.
    Petta, C.
    Piattelli, P.
    Pillet, R.
    Pineau, J-P
    Poinsignon, J.
    Popa, V.
    Pradier, T.
    Racca, C.
    Randazzo, N.
    van Randwijk, J.
    Real, D.
    van Rens, B.
    Rethore, F.
    Rewiersma, P.
    Riccobene, G.
    Rigaud, V.
    Ripani, M.
    Roca, V.
    Roda, C.
    Rolin, J. F.
    Rose, H. J.
    Rostovtsev, A.
    Roux, J.
    Ruppi, M.
    Russo, G. V.
    Rusydi, G.
    Salesa, F.
    Salomon, K.
    Sapienza, P.
    Schmitt, F.
    Schuller, J-P
    Shanidze, R.
    Sokalski, I.
    Spona, T.
    Spurio, M.
    van der Steenhoven, G.
    Stolarczyk, T.
    Streeb, K.
    Sulak, L.
    Taiuti, M.
    Tamburini, C.
    Tao, C.
    Terreni, G.
    Thompson, L. F.
    Urbano, F.
    Valdy, P.
    Valente, V.
    Vallage, B.
    Vaudaine, G.
    Venekamp, G.
    Verlaat, B.
    Vernin, P.
    de Vries-Uiterweerd, G.
    van Wijk, R.
    Wijnker, G.
    Huberts, P. de Witt
    Wobbe, G.
    de Wolf, E.
    Yao, A-F
    Zaborov, D.
    Zaccone, H.
    Zornoza, J. D.
    Zuniga, J.
    The ANTARES optical beacon system2007Inngår i: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, E-ISSN 1872-9576, Vol. 578, nr 3, s. 498-509Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    ANTARES is a neutrino telescope being deployed in the Mediterranean Sea. It consists of a three-dimensional array of photomultiplier tubes that can detect the Cherenkov light induced by charged particles produced in the interactions of neutrinos with the surrounding medium. High angular resolution can be achieved, in particular, when a muon is produced, provided that the Cherenkov photons are detected with sufficient timing precision. Considerations of the intrinsic time uncertainties stemming from the transit time spread in the photomultiplier tubes and the mechanism of transmission of light in sea water lead to the conclusion that a relative time accuracy of the order of 0.5 ns is desirable. Accordingly, different time calibration systems have been developed for the ANTARES telescope. In this article, a system based on Optical Beacons, a set of external and well-controlled pulsed light sources located throughout the detector, is described. This calibration system takes into account the optical properties of sea water, which is used as the detection volume of the ANTARES telescope. The design, tests, construction and first results of the two types of beacons, LED and laser-based, are presented. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 103. Ageron, M.
    et al.
    Aguilar, J. A.
    Albert, A.
    Ameli, F.
    Anghinolfi, M.
    Anton, G.
    Anvar, S.
    Ardid, M.
    Aubert, J. -J
    Aublin, J.
    Auer, R.
    Basa, S.
    Bazzotti, M.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    l'Univers - Service de Physique des Particules.
    Bertin, V.
    Biagi, S.
    Bigi, A.
    Bigongiari, C.
    Bou-Cabo, M.
    Bouwhuis, M. C.
    Bruijn, R.
    Brunner, J.
    Burgio, G. F.
    Busto, J.
    Camarena, F.
    Capone, A.
    Carminati, G.
    Carr, J.
    Castel, D.
    Castorina, E.
    Cavasinni, V.
    Cecchini, S.
    Charvis, Ph.
    Chiarusi, T.
    Circella, M.
    Colnard, C.
    Coniglione, R.
    Costantini, H.
    Cottini, N.
    Coyle, P.
    De Bonis, G.
    Decowski, P.
    Dekeyser, I.
    Deschamps, A.
    Donzaud, C.
    Dornic, D.
    Drouhin, D.
    Druillole, F.
    Eberl, T.
    Ernenwein, J. -P
    Escoffier, S.
    Falchini, E.
    Fehr, F.
    Flaminio, V.
    Fratini, K.
    Fuda, J. -L
    Giacomelli, G.
    Graf, K.
    Guillard, G.
    Hallewell, G.
    Hello, Y.
    Hernandez-Rey, J. J.
    Hossl, J.
    de Jong, M.
    Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.
    Kalekin, O.
    Kappes, A.
    Katz, U.
    Kooijman, P.
    Kopper, C.
    Kouchner, A.
    Kretschmer, W.
    Kuch, S.
    Lahmann, R.
    Lamare, P.
    Lambard, G.
    Laschinsky, H.
    Lavalle, J.
    Le Provost, H.
    Lefevre, D.
    Lelaizant, G.
    Lim, G.
    Lo Presti, D.
    Loehner, H.
    Loucatos, S.
    Louis, F.
    Lucarelli, F.
    Lyons, K.
    Mangano, S.
    Marcelin, M.
    Margiotta, A.
    Martinez-Mora, J. A.
    Maurin, G.
    Mazure, A.
    Melissas, M.
    Migneco, E.
    Montaruli, T.
    Morganti, M.
    Moscoso, L.
    Motz, H.
    Naumann, C.
    Ostasch, R.
    Pavalas, G. E.
    Payre, P.
    Petrovic, J.
    Petta, C.
    Piattelli, P.
    Picq, C.
    Pillet, R.
    Popa, V.
    Pradier, T.
    Presani, E.
    Racca, C.
    Radu, A.
    Reed, C.
    Richardt, C.
    Rujoiu, M.
    Ruppi, M.
    Russo, G. V.
    Salesa, F.
    Sapienza, P.
    Schoeck, F.
    Schuller, J. -P
    Shanidze, R.
    Simeone, F.
    Spurio, M.
    van der Steenhoven, G.
    Tamburini, C.
    Tasca, L.
    Toscano, S.
    Vecchi, M.
    Vernin, P.
    Wijnker, G.
    de Wolf, E.
    Zaborov, D.
    Zornoza, J. D.
    Zuniga, J.
    Performance of the first ANTARES detector line2009Inngår i: Astroparticle physics, ISSN 0927-6505, E-ISSN 1873-2852, Vol. 31, nr 4, s. 277-283Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we report on the data recorded with the first Antares detector line. The line was deployed on the 14th of February 2006 and was connected to the readout 2 weeks later. Environmental data for one and a half years of running are shown. Measurements of atmospheric muons from data taken from selected runs during the first 6 months of operation are presented. Performance figures in terms of time residuals and angular resolution are given. Finally the angular distribution of atmospheric muons is presented and from this the depth profile of the muon intensity is derived. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 104. Aglietta, M
    et al.
    Alessandro, B
    Antonioli, P
    Arneodo, F
    Bergamasco, L
    Bertaina, M
    Castagnoli, C
    Castellina, A
    Chiavassa, A
    Cini, G
    Piazzoli, B D
    Di Sciascio, G
    Fulgione, W
    Galeotti, P
    Ghia, P L
    Iacovacci, M
    Mannocchi, G
    Morello, C
    Navarra, G
    Saavedra, O
    Stamerra, A
    Trinchero, G C
    Valchierotti, S
    Vallania, P
    Vernetto, S
    Vigorito, C
    Ambrosio, M
    Antolini, R
    Baldini, A
    Barbarino, G C
    Barish, B C
    Battistoni, G
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Università di Bologna, Italy ; INFN, Italy.
    Bellotti, R
    Bemporad, C
    Bernardini, P
    Bilokon, H
    Bower, C
    Brigida, M
    Bussino, S
    Cafagna, F
    Calicchio, M
    Campana, D
    Carboni, M
    Caruso, R
    Cecchini, S
    Cei, F
    Chiarella, V
    Chiarusi, T
    Choudhary, B C
    Coutu, S
    Cozzi, M
    De Cataldo, G
    Dekhissi, H
    De Marzo, C
    De Mitri, I
    Derkaoui, J
    De Vincenzi, M
    Di Credico, A
    Erriquez, O
    Favuzzi, C
    Forti, C
    Fusco, P
    Giacomelli, G
    Giannini, G
    Giglietto, N
    Giorgini, M
    Grassi, M
    Grillo, A
    Guarino, F
    Gustavino, C
    Habig, A
    Hanson, K
    Heinz, R
    Iarocci, E
    Katsavounidis, E
    Katsavounidis, I
    Kearns, E
    Kim, H
    Kyriazopoulou, S
    Lamanna, E
    Lane, C
    Levin, D S
    Lipari, P
    Longley, N P
    Longo, M J
    Loparco, F
    Maaroufi, F
    Mancarella, G
    Mandrioli, G
    Margiotta, A
    Marini, A
    Martello, D
    Marzari-Chiesa, A
    Mazziotta, M N
    Michael, D G
    Monacelli, P
    Montaruli, T
    Monteno, M
    Mufson, S
    Musser, J
    Nicolo, D
    Nolty, R
    Orth, C
    Osteria, G
    Palamara, O
    Patera, V
    Patrizii, L
    Pazzi, R
    Peck, C W
    Perrone, L
    Petrera, S
    Popa, V
    Raino, A
    Reynoldson, J
    Ronga, F
    Satriano, C
    Scapparone, E
    Scholberg, K
    Sciubba, A
    Sioli, M
    Sirri, G
    Sitta, M
    Spinelli, P
    Spinetti, M
    Spurio, M
    Steinberg, R
    Stone, J L
    Sulak, L R
    Surdo, A
    Tarle, G
    Togo, V
    Vakili, M
    Walter, C W
    Webb, R
    The cosmic ray proton, helium and CNO fluxes in the 100 TeV energy region from TeV muons and EAS atmospheric Cherenkov light observations of MACRO and EAS-TOP2004Inngår i: Astroparticle physics, ISSN 0927-6505, E-ISSN 1873-2852, Vol. 21, nr 3, s. 223-240Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The primary cosmic ray (CR) proton, helium and CNO fluxes in the energy range 80-300 TeV are studied at the National Gran Sasso Laboratories by means of EAS-TOP (Campo Imperatore, 2005 m a.s.l.) and MACRO (deep underground, 3100 m w.e., the surface energy threshold for a muon reaching the detector being E-mu(th) approximate to 1.3 TeV). The measurement is based on: (a) the selection of primaries based on their energy/nucleon (i.e., with energy/nucleon sufficient to produce a muon with energy larger than 1.3 TeV) and the reconstruction of the shower geometry by means of the muons recorded by MACRO in the deep underground laboratories; (b) the detection of the associated atmospheric Cherenkov light (C.l.) signals by means of the C.l. detector of EAS-TOP. The C.l. density at core distance r > 100 m is directly related to the total primary energy E-0. Proton and helium ("p + He") and proton, helium and CNO ("p + He + CNO") primaries are thus selected at E-0 approximate to 80 TeV, and at E-0 similar or equal to 250 TeV, respectively. Their flux is measured: J(p+He)(80 TeV) = (1.8 +/- 0.4) x 10(-6) m(-1)-s(-1) sr(-1) TeV-1, and J(p+He+CNO)(250 TeV) = (1.1 +/- 0.3) x 10(-7) m(-2)-s(-1) sr(-1) TeV-1, their relative weights being J(p+He)(J(p+He+CNO)) over bar (250 TeV) = 0.78 +/- 0.17. By using the measurements of the proton spectrum obtained from the direct experiments and hadron flux data in the atmosphere, we obtain for the relative weights of the three components at 250 TeV: J(p) : J(He) : J(CNO) = (0.20 +/- 0.08) : (0.58 +/- 0.19) : (0.22 +/- 0.17). This corresponds to the dominance of helium over proton primaries at 100-1000 TeV, and a possible non-negligible contribution from CNO. The lateral distribution of Cherenkov light in Extensive Air Showers (EASs), which is related to the rate of energy deposit of the primary in the atmosphere, is measured for a selected proton and helium primary beam, and good agreement is found when compared with the one calculated with the CORSIKA/QGSJET simulation model. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 105. Aglietta, M
    et al.
    Alessandro, B
    Antonioli, P
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    Cini, G
    Piazzoli, B D
    Di Sicascio, G
    Fulgione, W
    Galeotti, P
    Ghia, P L
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    Mannocchi, G
    Morello, C
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    Vallania, P
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    Ambrosio, M
    Antolini, R
    Baldini, A
    Barbarino, G C
    Barish, B C
    Battistoni, G
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Università di Bologna, Italy ; INFN, Italy.
    Bellotti, R
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    Bernardini, P
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    Bower, C
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    Marzari-Chiesa, A
    Mazziotta, M N
    Michael, D G
    Monacelli, P
    Montaruli, T
    Monteno, M
    Mufson, S
    Musser, J
    Nicolo, D
    Nolty, R
    Orth, C
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    Palamara, O
    Patera, V
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    Pazzi, R
    Peck, C W
    Perrone, L
    Petrera, S
    Popa, V
    Raino, A
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    Ronga, F
    Satriano, C
    Scapparone, E
    Scholberg, K
    Sciubba, A
    Serra, P
    Sioli, M
    Sirri, G
    Sitta, M
    Spinelli, P
    Spinetti, M
    Spurio, M
    Steinberg, R
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    Togo, V
    Vakili, M
    Walter, C W
    Webb, R
    The cosmic ray primary composition between 10(15) and 10(16) eV from Extensive Air Showers electromagnetic and TeV muon data2004Inngår i: Astroparticle physics, ISSN 0927-6505, E-ISSN 1873-2852, Vol. 20, nr 6, s. 641-652Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The cosmic ray primary composition in the energy range between 10(15) and 10(16) eV, i.e., around the "knee" of the primary spectrum, has been studied through the combined measurements of the EAS-TOP air shower array (2005 m a. s.l., 10(5) m(2) collecting area) and the MACRO underground detector (963 m.a.s.l., 3100 m w.e. of minimum rock overburden, 920 m(2) effective area) at the National Gran Sasso Laboratories. The used observables are the air shower size (N-c) measured by EAS-TOP and the muon number (N-mu) recorded by MACRO. The two detectors are separated on average by 1200 m of rock, and located at a respective zenith angle of about 30degrees. The energy threshold at the surface for muons reaching the MACRO depth is approximately 1.3 TeV. Such muons are produced in the early stages of the shower development and in a kinematic region quite different from the one relevant for the usual N-mu - N-e studies. The measurement leads to a primary composition becoming heavier at the knee of the primary spectrum, the knee itself resulting from the steepening of the spectrum of a primary light component (p, He) of Deltay = 0.7 +/- 0.4 at E-0 similar to 4 x 10(15) eV. The result confirms the ones reported from the observation of the low energy muons at the surface (typically in the GeV energy range), showing that the conclusions do not depend on the production region kinematics. Thus, the hadronic interaction model used (CORSIKA/QGSJET) provides consistent composition results from data related to secondaries produced in a rapidity region exceeding the central one. Such an evolution of the composition in the knee region supports the "standard" galactic acceleration/propagation models that imply rigidity dependent breaks of the different components.. and therefore breaks occurring at lower energies in the spectra of the light nuclei. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 106. Aguilar, J A
    et al.
    Albert, A
    Ameli, F
    Amram, P
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    Aslanides, E
    Aubert, J J
    Bailey, D
    Basa, S
    Battaglieri, M
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Università e Sezione INFN, Italy.
    Bellotti, R
    Beltramelli, J
    Bertin, V
    Billault, M
    Blaes, R
    Blanc, F
    de Botton, N
    Boulesteix, J
    Bouwhuis, M C
    Brooks, C B
    Bradbury, S M
    Bruijn, R
    Brunner, J
    Burgio, G F
    Cafagna, F
    Calzas, A
    Capone, A
    Caponetto, L
    Carmona, E
    Carr, J
    Cartwright, S L
    Castorina, E
    Cavasinni, V
    Cecchini, S
    Charvis, P
    Circella, M
    Colnard, C
    Compere, C
    Coniglione, R
    Cooper, S
    Coyle, P
    Cuneo, S
    Damy, G
    van Dantzig, R
    Deschamps, A
    De Marzo, C
    Denans, D
    Destelle, J J
    De Vita, R
    Dinkelspiler, B
    Distefano, C
    Drogou, J F
    Druillole, F
    Engelen, J
    Ernenwein, J P
    Falchini, E
    Favard, S
    Feinstein, F
    Ferry, S
    Festy, D
    Flaminio, V
    Fopma, J
    Fuda, J L
    Gallone, J M
    Giacomelli, G
    Girard, N
    Goret, P
    Graf, K
    Hallewell, G
    Hartmann, B
    Heijboer, A
    Hello, Y
    Hernandez-Rey, J J
    Herrouin, G
    Hossl, J
    Hoffmann, C
    Hubbard, J R
    Jaquet, M
    de Jong, M
    Jouvenot, F
    Kappes, A
    Karg, T
    Karkar, S
    Karolak, M
    Katz, U
    Keller, P
    Kooijman, P
    Korolkova, E V
    Kouchner, A
    Kretschmer, W
    Kuch, S
    Kudryavtsev, V A
    Lafoux, H
    Lagier, P
    Lahmann, R
    Lamare, P
    Languillat, J C
    Laschinsky, H
    Laubier, L
    Legou, T
    Le Guen, Y
    Le Provost, H
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    Lo Nigro, L
    Lo Presti, D
    Loucatos, S
    Louis, F
    Lyashuk, V
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    Masullo, R
    Mazeas, F
    Mazure, A
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    Migneco, E
    Millot, C
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    Montanet, F
    Montaruli, T
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    Olivetto, C
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    Papaleo, R
    Payre, P
    Petta, C
    Piattelli, P
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    Poinsignon, J
    Popa, V
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    Pradier, T
    Racca, C
    Raia, G
    Randazzo, N
    Real, D
    van Rens, B A P
    Rethore, F
    Riccobene, G
    Rigaud, V
    Ripani, M
    Roca-Blay, V
    Rolin, J F
    Romita, M
    Rose, H J
    Rostovtsev, A
    Ruppi, M
    Russo, G V
    Sacquin, Y
    Salesa, F
    Salomon, K
    Saouter, S
    Sapienza, P
    Shanidze, R
    Schuller, J P
    Schuster, W
    Sokalski, I
    Spurio, M
    Stolarczyk, T
    Stubert, D
    Taiuti, M
    Thompson, L F
    Tilav, S
    Valdy, P
    Valente, V
    Vallage, B
    Vernin, P
    Virieux, J
    de Vries, G
    Huberts, P D
    de Wolf, E
    Zaborov, D
    Zaccone, H
    Zakharov, V
    Zornoza, J D
    Zuniga, J
    Study of large hemispherical photomultiplier tubes for the ANTARES neutrino telescope2005Inngår i: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, E-ISSN 1872-9576, Vol. 555, nr 1-2, s. 132-141Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The ANTARES neutrino telescope, to be immersed depth in the Mediterranean Sea, will consist of a three-dimensional matrix of 900 large area photomultiplier tubes housed in pressure-resistant glass spheres. The selection of the optimal photomultiplier was a critical step for the project and required an intensive phase of tests and developments carried out in close collaboration with the main manufacturers worldwide. This paper provides an overview of the tests performed by the collaboration and describes in detail the features of the photomultiplier tube chosen for ANTARES. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 107. Aguilar, J. A.
    et al.
    Albert, A.
    Ameli, F.
    Anghinolfi, M.
    Anton, G.
    Anvar, S.
    Aslanides, E.
    Aubert, J. -J
    Barbarito, E.
    Basa, S.
    Battaglieri, M.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Università e Sezione INFN, Italy.
    Bellotti, R.
    Beltramelli, J.
    Bertin, V.
    Bigi, A.
    Billault, M.
    Blaes, R.
    de Botton, N.
    Bouwhuis, M. C.
    Bradbury, S. M.
    Bruijn, R.
    Brunner, J.
    Burgio, G. F.
    Busto, J.
    Cafagna, F.
    Caillat, L.
    Calzas, A.
    Capone, A.
    Caponetto, L.
    Carmona, E.
    Carr, J.
    Cartwright, S. L.
    Castel, D.
    Castorina, E.
    Cavasinni, V.
    Cecchini, S.
    Ceres, A.
    Charvis, P.
    Chauchot, P.
    Chiarusi, T.
    Circella, M.
    Colnard, C.
    Compere, C.
    Coniglione, R.
    Cottini, N.
    Coyle, P.
    Cuneo, S.
    Cussatlegras, A. -S
    Damy, G.
    van Dantzig, R.
    De Marzo, C.
    Dekeyser, I.
    Delagnes, E.
    Denans, D.
    Deschamps, A.
    Dessages-Ardellier, F.
    Destelle, J. -J
    Dinkespieler, B.
    Distefano, C.
    Donzaud, C.
    Drogou, J. -F
    Druillole, F.
    Durand, D.
    Ernenwein, J. -P
    Escoffier, S.
    Falchini, E.
    Favard, S.
    Feinstein, F.
    Ferry, S.
    Festy, D.
    Fiorello, C.
    Flaminio, V.
    Galeotti, S.
    Gallone, J. -M
    Giacomelli, G.
    Girard, N.
    Gojak, C.
    Goret, Ph.
    Graf, K.
    Hallewell, G.
    Harakeh, M. N.
    Hartmann, B.
    Heijboer, A.
    Heine, E.
    Hello, Y.
    Hernandez-Rey, J. J.
    Hoessl, J.
    Hoffman, C.
    Hogenbirk, J.
    Hubbard, J. R.
    Jaquet, M.
    Jaspers, M.
    de Jong, M.
    Jouvenot, F.
    Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.
    Kappes, A.
    Karg, T.
    Karkar, S.
    Katz, U.
    Keller, P.
    Kok, H.
    Kooijman, P.
    Kopper, C.
    Korolkova, E. V.
    Kouchner, A.
    Kretschmer, W.
    Kruijer, A.
    Kuch, S.
    Kudryavstev, V. A.
    Lachartre, D.
    Lafoux, H.
    Lagier, P.
    Lahmann, R.
    Lamanna, G.
    Lamare, P.
    Languillat, J. C.
    Laschinsky, H.
    Le Guen, Y.
    Le Provost, H.
    Suu, A. Le Van
    Legou, T.
    Lim, G.
    Lo Nigro, L.
    Lo Presti, D.
    Loehner, H.
    Loucatos, S.
    Louis, F.
    Lucarelli, F.
    Lyashuk, V.
    Marcelin, M.
    Margiotta, A.
    Masullo, R.
    Mazeas, F.
    Mazure, A.
    McMillan, J. E.
    Megna, R.
    Melissas, M.
    Migneco, E.
    Milovanovic, A.
    Mongelli, M.
    Montaruli, T.
    Morganti, M.
    Moscoso, L.
    Musumeci, M.
    Naumann, C.
    Naumann-Godo, M.
    Niess, V.
    Olivetto, C.
    Ostasch, R.
    Palanque-Delabrouille, N.
    Payre, P.
    Peek, H.
    Petta, C.
    Piattelli, P.
    Pineau, J. -P
    Poinsignon, J.
    Popa, V.
    Pradier, T.
    Racca, C.
    Randazzo, N.
    van Randwijk, J.
    Real, D.
    van Rens, B.
    Rethore, F.
    Rewiersma, P.
    Riccobene, G.
    Rigaud, V.
    Ripani, M.
    Roca, V.
    Roda, C.
    Rolin, J. F.
    Romita, M.
    Rose, H. J.
    Rostovtsev, A.
    Roux, J.
    Ruppi, M.
    Russo, G. V.
    Salesa, F.
    Salomon, K.
    Sapienza, P.
    Schmitt, F.
    Schuller, J. -P
    Shanidze, R.
    Sokalski, I.
    Spona, T.
    Spurio, M.
    van der Steenhoven, G.
    Stolarczyk, T.
    Streeb, K.
    Stubert, D.
    Sulak, L.
    Taiuti, M.
    Tamburini, C.
    Tao, C.
    Terreni, G.
    Thompson, L. F.
    Valdy, P.
    Valente, V.
    Vallage, B.
    Venekamp, G.
    Verlaat, B.
    Vernin, P.
    de Vita, R.
    de Vries, G.
    van Wijk, R.
    Huberts, P. de Witt
    Wobbe, G.
    de Wolf, E.
    Yao, A-F
    Zaborov, D.
    Zaccone, H.
    Zornoza, J. D.
    Zuniga, J.
    The data acquisition system for the ANTARES neutrino telescope2007Inngår i: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, E-ISSN 1872-9576, Vol. 570, nr 1, s. 107-116Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The ANTARES neutrino telescope is being constructed in the Mediterranean Sea. It consists of a large three-dimensional array of photo-multiplier tubes. The data acquisition system of the detector takes care of the digitisation of the photo-multiplier tube signals, data transport, data filtering, and data storage. The detector is operated using a control program interfaced with all elements. The design and the implementation of the data acquisition system are described. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 108. Aguilar, J. A.
    et al.
    Albert, A.
    Ameli, F.
    Anghinolfi, M.
    Anton, G.
    Anvar, S.
    Aslanides, E.
    Aubert, J. -J
    Barbarito, E.
    Basa, S.
    Battaglieri, M.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Università e Sezione INFN, Italy.
    Bellotti, R.
    Beltramelli, J.
    Bertin, V.
    Bigi, A.
    Billault, M.
    Blaes, R.
    de Botton, N.
    Bouwhuis, M. C.
    Bradbury, S. M.
    Bruijn, R.
    Brunner, J.
    Burgio, G. F.
    Busto, J.
    Cafagna, F.
    Caillat, L.
    Calzas, A.
    Capone, A.
    Caponetto, L.
    Carmona, E.
    Carr, J.
    Cartwright, S. L.
    Castel, D.
    Castorina, E.
    Cavasinni, V.
    Cecchini, S.
    Ceres, A.
    Charvis, P.
    Chauchot, P.
    Chiarusi, T.
    Circella, M.
    Colnard, C.
    Compere, C.
    Coniglione, R.
    Cottini, N.
    Coyle, P.
    Cuneo, S.
    Cussatlegras, A. -S
    Damy, G.
    van Dantzig, R.
    De Marzo, C.
    Dekeyser, I.
    Delagnes, E.
    Denans, D.
    Deschamps, A.
    Dessages-Ardellier, F.
    Destelle, J. -J
    Dinkespieler, B.
    Distefano, C.
    Donzaud, C.
    Drogou, J. -F
    Druillole, F.
    Durand, D.
    Ernenwein, J. -P
    Escoffier, S.
    Falchini, E.
    Favard, S.
    Feinstein, F.
    Ferry, S.
    Festy, D.
    Fiorello, C.
    Flaminio, V.
    Galeotti, S.
    Gallone, J. -M
    Giacomelli, G.
    Girard, N.
    Gojak, C.
    Goret, Ph.
    Graf, K.
    Hallewell, G.
    Harakeh, M. N.
    Hartmann, B.
    Heijboer, A.
    Heine, E.
    Hello, Y.
    Hernandez-Rey, J. J.
    Hoessl, J.
    Hoffman, C.
    Hogenbirk, J.
    Hubbard, J. R.
    Jaquet, M.
    Jaspers, M.
    de Jong, M.
    Jouvenot, F.
    Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.
    Kappes, A.
    Karg, T.
    Karkar, S.
    Katz, U.
    Keller, P.
    Kok, H.
    Kooijman, P.
    Kopper, C.
    Korolkova, E. V.
    Kouchner, A.
    Kretschmer, W.
    Kruijer, A.
    Kuch, S.
    Kudryavstev, V. A.
    Lachartre, D.
    Lafoux, H.
    Lagier, P.
    Lahmann, R.
    Lamanna, G.
    Lamare, P.
    Languillat, J. C.
    Laschinsky, H.
    Le Guen, Y.
    Le Provost, H.
    Van Suu, A. Le
    Legou, T.
    Lim, G.
    Lo Nigro, L.
    Lo Presti, D.
    Loehner, H.
    Loucatos, S.
    Louis, F.
    Lucarelli, F.
    Lyashuk, V.
    Marcelin, M.
    Margiotta, A.
    Masullo, R.
    Mazeas, F.
    Mazure, A.
    McMillan, J. E.
    Megna, R.
    Melissas, M.
    Migneco, E.
    Milovanovic, A.
    Mongelli, M.
    Montaruli, T.
    Morganti, M.
    Moscoso, L.
    Musumeci, M.
    Naumann, C.
    Naumann-Godo, M.
    Niess, V.
    Olivetto, C.
    Ostasch, R.
    Palanque-Delabrouille, N.
    Payre, P.
    Peek, H.
    Petta, C.
    Piattelli, P.
    Pineau, J. -P
    Poinsignon, J.
    Popa, V.
    Pradier, T.
    Racca, C.
    Randazzo, N.
    van Randwijk, J.
    Real, D.
    van Rens, B.
    Rethore, F.
    Rewiersma, P.
    Riccobene, G.
    Rigaud, V.
    Ripani, M.
    Roca, V.
    Roda, C.
    Rolin, J. F.
    Romita, M.
    Rose, H. J.
    Rostovtsev, A.
    Roux, J.
    Ruppi, M.
    Russo, G. V.
    Salesa, F.
    Salomon, K.
    Sapienza, P.
    Schmitt, F.
    Schuller, J. -P
    Shanidze, R.
    Sokalski, I.
    Spona, T.
    Spurio, M.
    van der Steenhoven, G.
    Stolarczyk, T.
    Streeb, K.
    Stubert, D.
    Sulak, L.
    Taiuti, M.
    Tamburini, C.
    Tao, C.
    Terreni, G.
    Thompson, L. F.
    Valdy, P.
    Valente, V.
    Vallage, B.
    Venekamp, G.
    Verlaat, B.
    Vernin, P.
    de Vita, R.
    de Vries, G.
    van Wijk, R.
    Huberts, P. de Witt
    Wobbe, G.
    de Wolf, E.
    Yao, A. -F
    Zaborov, D.
    Zaccone, H.
    Zornoza, J. D.
    Zuniga, J.
    First results of the instrumentation line for the deep-sea ANTARES neutrino telescope2006Inngår i: Astroparticle physics, ISSN 0927-6505, E-ISSN 1873-2852, Vol. 26, nr 4-5, s. 314-324Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In 2005, the ANTARES Collaboration deployed and operated at a depth of 2500 m a so-called Mini Instrumentation Line equipped with Optical Modules (MILOM) at the ANTARES site. The various data acquired during the continuous operation from April to December 2005 of the MILOM confirm the satisfactory performance of the Optical Modules, their front-end electronics and readout system. as well as the calibration devices of the detector. The in situ measurement of the Optical Module time response yields a resolution better than 0.5 ns. The performance of the acoustic positioning system, which enables the spatial reconstruction of the ANTARES detector with a precision of about 10 cm, is verified. These results demonstrate that with the full ANTARES neutrino telescope the design angular resolution of better than 0.3 degrees can be realistically achieved.

  • 109. Aguilar, J A
    et al.
    Albert, A
    Amram, P
    Anghinolfi, M
    Anton, G
    Anvar, S
    Ardellier-Desages, F E
    Aslanides, E
    Aubert, J J
    Azoulay, R
    Bailey, D
    Basa, S
    Battaglieri, M
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Università e Sezione INFN, Italy.
    Bellotti, R
    Beltramelli, J
    Bertin, V
    Billault, M
    Blaes, R
    Blanc, F
    Bland, R W
    de Botton, N
    Boulesteix, J
    Bouwhuis, M C
    Brooks, C B
    Bradbury, S M
    Bruijn, R
    Brunner, J
    Bugeon, F
    Burgio, G F
    Cafagna, F
    Calzas, A
    Caponetto, L
    Carmona, E
    Carr, J
    Cartwright, S L
    Cecchini, S
    Charvis, P
    Circella, M
    Colnard, C
    Compere, C
    Croquette, J
    Cooper, S
    Coyle, P
    Cuneo, S
    Damy, G
    van Dantzig, R
    Deschamps, A
    De Marzo, C
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    De Vita, R
    Dinkelspiler, B
    Dispau, G
    Drougou, J F
    Druillole, F
    Engelen, J
    Favard, S
    Feinstein, F
    Ferry, S
    Festy, D
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    Gallone, J M
    Giacomelli, G
    Girard, N
    Goret, P
    Gournay, J F
    Hallewell, G
    Hartmann, B
    Heijboer, A
    Hello, Y
    Hernandez-Rey, J J
    Herrouin, G
    Hossl, J
    Hoffmann, C
    Hubbard, J R
    Jaquet, M
    de Jong, M
    Jouvenot, F
    Kappes, A
    Karg, T
    Karkar, S
    Karolak, M
    Katz, U
    Keller, P
    Kooijman, P
    Korolkova, E V
    Kouchner, A
    Kretschmer, W
    Kudryavtsev, V A
    Lafoux, H
    Lagier, P
    Lamare, P
    Languillat, J C
    Laubler, L
    Legou, T
    Le Guen, Y
    Le Provost, H
    Le van Suu, A
    Lo Nigro, L
    Lo Presti, D
    Loucatos, S
    Louis, F
    Lyashuk, V
    Magnier, P
    Marcelin, M
    Margiotta, A
    Maron, C
    Massol, A
    Mazeas, F
    Mazeau, B
    Mazure, A
    McMillan, J E
    Michel, J L
    Millot, C
    Milovanovic, A
    Montanet, F
    Montaruli, T
    Morel, J P
    Moscoso, L
    Nezri, E
    Niess, V
    Nooren, G J
    Ogden, P
    Olivetto, C
    Palanque-Delabrouille, N
    Payre, P
    Petta, C
    Pineau, J P
    Poinsignon, J
    Popa, V
    Potheau, R
    Pradier, T
    Racca, C
    Randazzo, N
    Real, D
    van Rens, B A P
    Rethore, F
    Ripani, M
    Roca-Blay, V
    Romeyer, A
    Rollin, J F
    Romita, M
    Rose, H J
    Rostovtsev, A
    Ruppi, M
    Russo, G V
    Sacquin, Y
    Saouter, S
    Schuller, J P
    Schuster, W
    Sokalski, I
    Suvorova, O
    Spooner, N J C
    Spurio, M
    Stolarczyk, T
    Stubert, D
    Taiuti, M
    Thompson, L F
    Tilav, S
    Usik, A
    Valdy, P
    Vallage, B
    Vaudaine, G
    Vernin, P
    Virieux, J
    Vladimirsky, E
    de Vries, G
    Huberts, P D
    de Wolf, E
    Zaborov, D
    Zaccone, H
    Zakharov, V
    Zavatarelli, S
    de Zornoza, J D
    Zuniga, J
    Transmission of light in deep sea water at the site of the ANTARES neutrino telescope2005Inngår i: Astroparticle physics, ISSN 0927-6505, E-ISSN 1873-2852, Vol. 23, nr 1, s. 131-155Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The ANTARES neutrino telescope is a large photomultiplier array designed to detect neutrino-induced upward-going muons by their Cherenkov radiation. Understanding the absorption and scattering of light in the deep Mediterranean is fundamental to optimising the design and performance of the detector. This paper presents measurements of blue and UV light transmission at the ANTARES site taken between 1997 and 2000. The derived values for the scattering length and the angular distribution of particulate scattering were found to be highly correlated, and results are therefore presented in terms of an absorption length;,ab, and an effective scattering length lambda(sct)(eff). The values for blue (UV) light are found to be lambda(abs) similar or equal to 60(26) m, lambda(sct)(eff similar or equal to) 265(122) m, with significant (similar to15%) time variability. Finally, the results of ANTARES simulations showing the effect of these water properties on the anticipated performance of the detector are presented. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 110. Aharonian, F.
    et al.
    Akhperjanian, A. G.
    Anton, G.
    de Almeida, U. Barres
    Bazer-Bachi, A. R.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Behera, B.
    Benbow, W.
    Bernloehr, K.
    Bochow, A.
    Boisson, C.
    Bolmont, J.
    Borrel, V.
    Brucker, J.
    Brun, F.
    Brun, P.
    Buehler, R.
    Bulik, T.
    Buesching, I.
    Boutelier, T.
    Chadwick, P. M.
    Charbonnier, A.
    Chaves, R. C. G.
    Cheesebrough, A.
    Chounet, L. -M
    Clapson, A. C.
    Coignet, G.
    Dalton, M.
    Daniel, M. K.
    Davids, I. D.
    Degrange, B.
    Deil, C.
    Dickinson, H. J.
    Djannati-Atai, A.
    Domainko, W.
    Drury, L. O 'C.
    Dubois, F.
    Dubus, G.
    Dyks, J.
    Dyrda, M.
    Egberts, K.
    Emmanoulopoulos, D.
    Espigat, P.
    Farnier, C.
    Feinstein, F.
    Fiasson, A.
    Foerster, A.
    Fontaine, G.
    Fuessling, M.
    Gabici, S.
    Gallant, Y. A.
    Gerard, L.
    Gerbig, D.
    Giebels, B.
    Glicenstein, J. F.
    Glueck, B.
    Goret, P.
    Goering, D.
    Hauser, D.
    Hauser, M.
    Heinz, S.
    Heinzelmann, G.
    Henri, G.
    Hermann, G.
    Hinton, J. A.
    Hoffmann, A.
    Hofmann, W.
    Holleran, M.
    Hoppe, S.
    Horns, D.
    Jacholkowska, A.
    de Jager, O. C.
    Jahn, C.
    Jung, I.
    Katarzynski, K.
    Katz, U.
    Kaufmann, S.
    Kendziorra, E.
    Kerschhaggl, M.
    Khangulyan, D.
    Khelifi, B.
    Keogh, D.
    Kluzniak, W.
    Kneiske, T.
    Komin, Nu.
    Kosack, K.
    Lamanna, G.
    Lenain, J. -P
    Lohse, T.
    Marandon, V.
    Martin, J. M.
    Martineau-Huynh, O.
    Marcowith, A.
    Masbou, J.
    Maurin, D.
    McComb, T. J. L.
    Medina, M. C.
    Moderski, R.
    Moulin, E.
    Naumann-Godo, M.
    de Naurois, M.
    Nedbal, D.
    Nekrassov, D.
    Nicholas, B.
    Niemiec, J.
    Nolan, S. J.
    Ohm, S.
    Olive, J. -F
    Wilhelmi, E. de Ona
    Orford, K. J.
    Ostrowski, M.
    Panter, M.
    Arribas, M. Paz
    Pedaletti, G.
    Pelletier, G.
    Petrucci, P. -O
    Pita, S.
    Puehlhofer, G.
    Punch, M.
    Univ Paris Diderot, APC, AstroParticule & Cosmology, CNRS,IN2P3,CEA,Irfu, Observ Paris,Sorbonne Paris C, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France.
    Quirrenbach, A.
    Raubenheimer, B. C.
    Raue, M.
    Rayner, S. M.
    Renaud, M.
    Rieger, F.
    Ripken, J.
    Rob, L.
    Rosier-Lees, S.
    Rowell, G.
    Rudak, B.
    Rulten, C. B.
    Ruppel, J.
    Sahakian, V.
    Santangelo, A.
    Schlickeiser, R.
    Schoeck, F. M.
    Schroeder, R.
    Schwanke, U.
    Schwarzburg, S.
    Schwemmer, S.
    Shalchi, A.
    Sikora, M.
    Skilton, J. L.
    Sol, H.
    Spangler, D.
    Stawarz, L.
    Steenkamp, R.
    Stegmann, C.
    Stinzing, F.
    Superina, G.
    Szostek, A.
    Tam, P. H.
    Tavernet, J. -P
    Terrier, R.
    Tibolla, O.
    Tluczykont, M.
    van Eldik, C.
    Vasileiadis, G.
    Venter, C.
    Venter, L.
    Vialle, J. P.
    Vincent, P.
    Vivier, M.
    Voelk, H. J.
    Volpe, F.
    Wagner, S. J.
    Ward, M.
    Zdziarski, A. A.
    Zech, A.
    Discovery of VHE gamma-rays from the BL Lacertae object PKS 0548-3222010Inngår i: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 521, s. A69-Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims. PKS 0548-322 (z = 0.069) is a "high-frequency-peaked" BL Lac object and a candidate very high energy (VHE, E > 100 GeV) gamma-ray emitter, due to its high X-ray and radio flux. Observations at the VHE band provide insights into the origin of very energetic particles present in this source and the radiation processes at work. Methods. We report observations made between October 2004 and January 2008 with the HESS array, a four imaging atmospheric-Cherenkov telescopes. Contemporaneous UV and X-ray observations with the Swift satellite in November 2006 are also reported. Results. PKS 0548-322 is detected for the first time in the VHE band with HESS We measure an excess of 216 gamma-rays corresponding to a significance of 5.6 standard deviations. The photon spectrum of the source is described by a power-law, with a photon index of Gamma = 2.86 +/- 0.34(stat) +/- 0.10(sys). The integral flux above 200 GeV is similar to 1.3% of the flux of the Crab Nebula, and is consistent with being constant in time. Contemporaneous Swift/XRT observations reveal an X-ray flux between 2 and 10 keV of F2-10 keV = (2.3 +/- 0.2) x 10(-11) erg cm(-2) s(-1), an intermediate intensity state with respect to previous observations. The spectral energy distribution can be reproduced using a simple one-zone synchrotron self Compton model, with parameters similar those observed for other sources of this type.

  • 111. Aharonian, F.
    et al.
    Akhperjanian, A. G.
    Anton, G.
    de Almeida, U. Barres
    Bazer-Bachi, A. R.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Behera, B.
    Benbow, W.
    Bernloehr, K.
    Boisson, C.
    Bochow, A.
    Borrel, V.
    Braun, I.
    Brion, E.
    Brucker, J.
    Brun, P.
    Buehler, R.
    Bulik, T.
    Buesching, I.
    Boutelier, T.
    Carrigan, S.
    Chadwick, P. M.
    Charbonnier, A.
    Chaves, R. C. G.
    Cheesebrough, A.
    Chounet, L. -M
    Clapson, A. C.
    Coignet, G.
    Dalton, M.
    Daniel, M. K.
    Degrange, B.
    Deil, C.
    Dickinson, H. J.
    Djannati-Atai, A.
    Domainko, W.
    Drury, L. O 'C.
    Dubois, F.
    Dubus, G.
    Dyks, J.
    Dyrda, M.
    Egberts, K.
    Emmanoulopoulos, D.
    Espigat, P.
    Farnier, C.
    Feinstein, F.
    Fiasson, A.
    Foerster, A.
    Fontaine, G.
    Fuessling, M.
    Gabici, S.
    Gallant, Y. A.
    Gerard, L.
    Giebels, B.
    Glicenstein, J. F.
    Glueck, B.
    Goret, P.
    Hauser, D.
    Hauser, M.
    Heinz, S.
    Heinzelmann, G.
    Henri, G.
    Hermann, G.
    Hinton, J. A.
    Hoffmann, A.
    Hofmann, W.
    Holleran, M.
    Hoppe, S.
    Horns, D.
    Jacholkowska, A.
    de Jager, O. C.
    Jung, I.
    Katarzynski, K.
    Katz, U.
    Kaufmann, S.
    Kendziorra, E.
    Kerschhaggl, M.
    Khangulyan, D.
    Khelifi, B.
    Keogh, D.
    Komin, Nu.
    Kosack, K.
    Lamanna, G.
    Lenain, J. -P
    Lohse, T.
    Marandon, V.
    Martin, J. M.
    Martineau-Huynh, O.
    Marcowith, A.
    Maurin, D.
    McComb, T. J. L.
    Medina, M. C.
    Moderski, R.
    Moulin, E.
    Naumann-Godo, M.
    de Naurois, M.
    Nedbal, D.
    Nekrassov, D.
    Niemiec, J.
    Nolan, S. J.
    Ohm, S.
    Olive, J. -F
    Wilhelmi, E. de Ona
    Orford, K. J.
    Ostrowski, M.
    Panter, M.
    Arribas, M. Paz
    Pedaletti, G.
    Pelletier, G.
    Petrucci, P. -O
    Pita, S.
    Puehlhofer, G.
    Punch, M.
    Univ Paris Diderot, APC, AstroParticule & Cosmology, CNRS,IN2P3,CEA,Irfu, Observ Paris,Sorbonne Paris C, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France.
    Quirrenbach, A.
    Raubenheimer, B. C.
    Raue, M.
    Rayner, S. M.
    Renaud, M.
    Reimer, O.
    Rieger, F.
    Ripken, J.
    Rob, L.
    Rosier-Lees, S.
    Rowell, G.
    Rudak, B.
    Rulten, C. B.
    Ruppel, J.
    Sahakian, V.
    Santangelo, A.
    Schlickeiser, R.
    Schoeck, F. M.
    Schroeder, R.
    Schwanke, U.
    Schwarzburg, S.
    Schwemmer, S.
    Shalchi, A.
    Skilton, J. L.
    Sol, H.
    Spangler, D.
    Stawarz, L.
    Steenkamp, R.
    Stegmann, C.
    Superina, G.
    Tam, P. H.
    Tavernet, J. -P
    Terrier, R.
    Tibolla, O.
    van Eldik, C.
    Vasileiadis, G.
    Venter, C.
    Venter, L.
    Vialle, J. P.
    Vincent, P.
    Vivier, M.
    Voelk, H. J.
    Volpe, F.
    Wagner, S. J.
    Ward, M.
    Zdziarski, A. A.
    Zech, A.
    Detection of very high energy radiation from HESS J1908+063 confirms the Milagro unidentified source MGRO J1908+062009Inngår i: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 499, nr 3, s. 723-728Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims. Detection of gamma-ray source above 300 GeV is reported, confirming the unidentified source MGRO J1908+06, discovered by the Milagro collaboration at a median energy of 20 TeV. Methods. The source was observed during 27 h as part of the extension of the HESS Galactic plane survey to longitudes > 30 degrees. Results. HESS J1908+063 is detected at a significance level of 10.9 sigma with an integral flux above 1 TeV of (3.76 +/- 0.29 (stat) +/- 0.75(sys)) x 10(-12) ph cm(-2) s(-1), and a spectral photon index Gamma = 2.10 +/- 0.07 (stat) +/- 0.2(sys). The positions and fluxes of HESS J1908+063 and MGRO J1908+06 are in good agreement. Possible counterparts at other wavelengths and the origin of the gamma-ray emission are discussed. The nearby unidentified GeV source, GRO J1908+0556 (GeV) which also remains unidentified and the new Fermi pulsar 0FGL J1907.5+0617, may be connected to the TeV source.

  • 112. Aharonian, F.
    et al.
    Akhperjanian, A. G.
    Anton, G.
    de Almeida, U. Barres
    Bazer-Bachi, A. R.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Univ Paris 07, CNRS, UMR 7164, CEA,Observ Paris, F-75205 Paris 13, France.
    Behera, B.
    Benbow, W.
    Bernloehr, K.
    Boisson, C.
    Bochow, A.
    Borrel, V.
    Brion, E.
    Brucker, J.
    Brun, P.
    Buehler, R.
    Bulik, T.
    Buesching, I.
    Boutelier, T.
    Chadwick, P. M.
    Charbonnier, A.
    Chaves, R. C. G.
    Cheesebrough, A.
    Chounet, L. -M
    Clapson, A. C.
    Coignet, G.
    Costamante, L.
    Dalton, M.
    Daniel, M. K.
    Davids, I. D.
    Degrange, B.
    Deil, C.
    Dickinson, H. J.
    Djannati-Atai, A.
    Domainko, W.
    Drury, L. O 'C.
    Dubois, F.
    Dubus, G.
    Dyks, J.
    Dyrda, M.
    Egberts, K.
    Emmanoulopoulos, D.
    Espigat, P.
    Farnier, C.
    Feinstein, F.
    Fiasson, A.
    Foerster, A.
    Fontaine, G.
    Fuessling, M.
    Gabici, S.
    Gallant, Y. A.
    Gerard, L.
    Giebels, B.
    Glicenstein, J. F.
    Glueck, B.
    Goret, P.
    Goehring, D.
    Hauser, D.
    Hauser, M.
    Heinz, S.
    Heinzelmann, G.
    Henri, G.
    Hermann, G.
    Hinton, J. A.
    Hoffmann, A.
    Hofmann, W.
    Holleran, M.
    Hoppe, S.
    Horns, D.
    Jacholkowska, A.
    de Jager, O. C.
    Jahn, C.
    Jung, I.
    Katarzynski, K.
    Katz, U.
    Kaufmann, S.
    Kendziorra, E.
    Kerschhaggl, M.
    Khangulyan, D.
    Khelifi, B.
    Keogh, D.
    Kluzniak, W.
    Kneiske, T.
    Komin, Nu.
    Kosack, K.
    Lamanna, G.
    Lenain, J. -P
    Lohse, T.
    Marandon, V.
    Martin, J. M.
    Martineau-Huynh, O.
    Marcowith, A.
    Maurin, D.
    McComb, T. J. L.
    Medina, M. C.
    Moderski, R.
    Monard, L. A. G.
    Moulin, E.
    Naumann-Godo, M.
    de Naurois, M.
    Nedbal, D.
    Nekrassov, D.
    Niemiec, J.
    Nolan, S. J.
    Ohm, S.
    Olive, J. -F
    Wilhelmi, E. de Ona
    Orford, K. J.
    Ostrowski, M.
    Panter, M.
    Arribas, M. Paz
    Pedaletti, G.
    Pelletier, G.
    Petrucci, P-O
    Pita, S.
    Puehlhofer, G.
    Punch, M.
    Univ Paris Diderot, APC, AstroParticule & Cosmology, CNRS,IN2P3,CEA,Irfu, Observ Paris,Sorbonne Paris C, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France.
    Quirrenbach, A.
    Raubenheimer, B. C.
    Raue, M.
    Rayner, S. M.
    Renaud, M.
    Rieger, F.
    Ripken, J.
    Rob, L.
    Rosier-Lees, S.
    Rowell, G.
    Rudak, B.
    Rulten, C. B.
    Ruppel, J.
    Sahakian, V.
    Santangelo, A.
    Schlickeiser, R.
    Schoeck, F. M.
    Schroeder, R.
    Schwanke, U.
    Schwarzburg, S.
    Schwemmer, S.
    Shalchi, A.
    Sikora, M.
    Skilton, J. L.
    Sol, H.
    Spangler, D.
    Stawarz, L.
    Steenkamp, R.
    Stegmann, C.
    Superina, G.
    Szostek, A.
    Tam, P. H.
    Tavernet, J. -P
    Terrier, R.
    Tibolla, O.
    Tluczykont, M.
    Van Eldik, C.
    Vasileiadis, G.
    Venter, C.
    Venter, L.
    Vialle, J. P.
    Vincent, P.
    Vivier, M.
    Voelk, H. J.
    Volpe, F.
    Wagner, S. J.
    Ward, M.
    Zdziarski, A. A.
    Zech, A.
    Simultaneous multiwavelength observations of the second exceptional gamma-ray flare of PKS2155-304 in July 20062009Inngår i: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 502, nr 3, s. 749-770Artikkel, forskningsoversikt (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims. The X-ray-TeV connection and the evolution of the emitting particle population is studied in high-energy peaked BL Lac objects, by obtaining spectral information in both bands on sub-hour timescales. Methods. Simultaneous observations with HESS, Chandra and the Bronberg optical observatory were performed on the BL Lac object PKS 2155-304 in the night of July 29-30 2006, when the source underwent a major gamma-ray outburst during its high-activity state of Summer 2006. This event took place about 44 h after the other major outburst of the night of July 27-28, which is known for its ultrafast variability. An unprecedented 6 to 8 h of simultaneous, uninterrupted coverage was achieved, with spectra and light curves measured down to 7 and 2 min timescales, respectively. Results. The source exhibited one major flare along the night, at high energies. The gamma-ray flux reached a maximum of similar to 11 times the Crab flux (>400 GeV), with rise/decay timescales of similar to 1 h, plus a few smaller-amplitude flares superimposed on the decaying phase. The emission in the X-ray and VHE gamma-ray bands is strongly correlated, with no evidence of lags. The spectra also evolve with similar patterns, and are always soft ( photon index G > 2), indicating no strong shift of the peaks in the spectral energy distribution towards higher energies. Only at the flare maximum is there evidence that the gamma-ray peak is inside the observed passband, at similar to 400-600 GeV. The VHE spectrum shows a curvature that is variable with time and stronger at higher fluxes. The huge VHE variations (similar to 22x) are only accompanied by small-amplitude X-ray and optical variations (factor 2 and 15% respectively). The source has shown for the first time in a high-energy peaked BL Lac object a large Compton dominance (L(C)/L(S) similar to 10) - rapidly evolving - and a cubic relation between VHE and X-ray flux variations, during a decaying phase. These results challenge the common scenarios for the TeV-blazar emission.

  • 113. Aharonian, F.
    et al.
    Akhperjanian, A. G.
    Anton, G.
    de Almeida, U. Barres
    Bazer-Bachi, A. R.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Universite Paris 7 Denis Diderot.
    Behera, B.
    Benbow, W.
    Bernloehr, K.
    Boisson, C.
    Bochow, A.
    Borrel, V.
    Brion, E.
    Brucker, J.
    Brun, P.
    Buehler, R.
    Bulik, T.
    Buesching, I.
    Boutelier, T.
    Chadwick, P. M.
    Charbonnier, A.
    Chaves, R. C. G.
    Cheesebrough, A.
    Chounet, L. -M
    Clapson, A. C.
    Coignet, G.
    Dalton, M.
    Daniel, M. K.
    Davids, I. D.
    Degrange, B.
    Deil, C.
    Dickinson, H. J.
    Djannati-Atai, A.
    Domainko, W.
    Drury, L. O 'C.
    Dubois, F.
    Dubus, G.
    Dyks, J.
    Dyrda, M.
    Egberts, K.
    Emmanoulopoulos, D.
    Espigat, P.
    Farnier, C.
    Feinstein, F.
    Fiasson, A.
    Foerster, A.
    Fontaine, G.
    Fuessling, M.
    Gabici, S.
    Gallant, Y. A.
    Gerard, L.
    Giebels, B.
    Glicenstein, J. -F
    Glueck, B.
    Goret, P.
    Goehring, D.
    Hauser, D.
    Hauser, M.
    Heinz, S.
    Heinzelmann, G.
    Henri, G.
    Hermann, G.
    Hinton, J. A.
    Hoffmann, A.
    Hofmann, W.
    Holleran, M.
    Hoppe, S.
    Horns, D.
    Jacholkowska, A.
    de Jager, O. C.
    Jahn, C.
    Jung, I.
    Katarzynsky, K.
    Katz, U.
    Kaufmann, S.
    Kendziorra, E.
    Kerschhaggl, M.
    Khangulyan, D.
    Khelifi, B.
    Keogh, D.
    Kluzniak, W.
    Kneiske, T.
    Komin, Nu.
    Kosack, K.
    Lamanna, G.
    Latham, I. J.
    Lenain, J. -P
    Lohse, T.
    Marandon, V.
    Martin, J. M.
    Martineau-Huynh, O.
    Marcowith, A.
    Maurin, D.
    McComb, T. J. L.
    Medina, M. C.
    Moderski, R.
    Moulin, E.
    Naumann-Godo, M.
    de Naurois, M.
    Nedbal, D.
    Nekrassov, D.
    Niemiec, J.
    Nolan, S. J.
    Ohm, S.
    Olive, J. -F
    Wilhelmi, E. de Ona
    Orford, K. J.
    Ostrowski, M.
    Panter, M.
    Arribas, M. Paz
    Pedaletti, G.
    Pelletier, G.
    Petrucci, P. -O
    Pita, S.
    Puehlhofer, G.
    Punch, M.
    Univ Paris Diderot, APC, AstroParticule & Cosmology, CNRS,IN2P3,CEA,Irfu, Observ Paris,Sorbonne Paris C, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France.
    Quirrenbach, A.
    Raubenheimer, B. C.
    Raue, M.
    Rayner, S. M.
    Renaud, M.
    Rieger, F.
    Ripken, J.
    Rob, L.
    Rosier-Lees, S.
    Rowell, G.
    Rudak, B.
    Rulten, C. B.
    Ruppel, J.
    Sahakian, V.
    Santangelo, A.
    Schlickeiser, R.
    Schoeck, F. M.
    Schroeder, R.
    Schwanke, U.
    Schwarzburg, S.
    Schwemmer, S.
    Shalchi, A.
    Sikora, M.
    Skilton, J. L.
    Sol, H.
    Spangler, D.
    Stawarz, L.
    Steenkamp, R.
    Stegmann, C.
    Superina, G.
    Szostek, A.
    Tam, P. H.
    Tavernet, J. -P
    Terrier, R.
    Tibolla, O.
    Tluczykont, M.
    van Eldik, C.
    Vasileiadis, G.
    Venter, C.
    Venter, L.
    Vialle, J. P.
    Vincent, P.
    Vink, J.
    Vivier, M.
    Voelk, H. J.
    Volpe, F.
    Wagner, S. J.
    Ward, M.
    Zdziarski, A. A.
    Zech, A.
    Discovery of very high energy γ-ray emission from centaurus a with H.E.S.S.2009Inngår i: Astrophysical Journal Letters, ISSN 2041-8205, Vol. 695, nr 1, s. L40-L44Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We report the discovery of faint very high energy (VHE; E > 100 GeV) gamma-ray emission from the radio galaxy Centaurus A in observations performed with the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) experiment, an imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescope array consisting of four telescopes located in Namibia. Centaurus A has been observed for more than 120 hr. A signal with a statistical significance of 5.0 sigma is detected from the region including the radio core and the inner kpc jets. The integral flux above an energy threshold of similar to 250 GeV is measured to be 0.8% of the flux of the Crab Nebula (apparent luminosity: L(> 250 GeV) approximate to 2.6 x 1039 erg s(-1), adopting a distance of 3.8 Mpc). The spectrum can be described by a power law with a photon index of 2.7 +/- 0.5(stat) +/- 0.2(sys). No significant flux variability is detected in the data set. However, the low flux only allows detection of variability on the timescale of days to flux increments above a factor of similar to 15-20 (3 sigma and 4 sigma, respectively). The discovery of VHE gamma-ray emission from Centaurus A reveals particle acceleration in the source to > TeV energies and, together with M 87, establishes radio galaxies as a class of VHE emitters.

  • 114. Aharonian, F.
    et al.
    Akhperjanian, A. G.
    Anton, G.
    de Almeida, U. Barres
    Bazer-Bachi, A. R.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Behera, B.
    Bernloehr, K.
    Bochow, A.
    Boisson, C.
    Bolmont, J.
    Borrel, V.
    Brucker, J.
    Brun, F.
    Brun, P.
    Buehler, R.
    Bulik, T.
    Buesching, I.
    Boutelier, T.
    Chadwick, P. M.
    Charbonnier, A.
    Chaves, R. C. G.
    Cheesebrough, A.
    Chounet, L. -M
    Clapson, A. C.
    Coignet, G.
    Dalton, M.
    Daniel, M. K.
    Davids, I. D.
    Degrange, B.
    Deil, C.
    Dickinson, H. J.
    Djannati-Atai, A.
    Domainko, W.
    Drury, L. O 'C.
    Dubois, F.
    Dubus, G.
    Dyks, J.
    Dyrda, M.
    Egberts, K.
    Emmanoulopoulos, D.
    Espigat, P.
    Farnier, C.
    Feinstein, F.
    Fiasson, A.
    Foerster, A.
    Fontaine, G.
    Fuessling, M.
    Gabici, S.
    Gallant, Y. A.
    Gerard, L.
    Gerbig, D.
    Giebels, B.
    Glicenstein, J. F.
    Glueck, B.
    Goret, P.
    Goering, D.
    Hauser, D.
    Hauser, M.
    Heinz, S.
    Heinzelmann, G.
    Henri, G.
    Hermann, G.
    Hinton, J. A.
    Hoffmann, A.
    Hofmann, W.
    Holleran, M.
    Hoppe, S.
    Horns, D.
    Jacholkowska, A.
    de Jager, O. C.
    Jahn, C.
    Jung, I.
    Katarzynski, K.
    Katz, U.
    Kaufmann, S.
    Kendziorra, E.
    Kerschhaggl, M.
    Khangulyan, D.
    Khelifi, B.
    Keogh, D.
    Kluzniak, W.
    Kneiske, T.
    Komin, Nu
    Kosack, K.
    Kossakowski, R.
    Lamanna, G.
    Lenain, J. -P
    Lohse, T.
    Marandon, V.
    Martin, J. M.
    Martineau-Huynh, O.
    Marcowith, A.
    Masbou, J.
    Maurin, D.
    McComb, T. J. L.
    Medina, M. C.
    Moderski, R.
    Moulin, E.
    Naumann-Godo, M.
    de Naurois, M.
    Nedbal, D.
    Nekrassov, D.
    Nicholas, B.
    Niemiec, J.
    Nolan, S. J.
    Ohm, S.
    Olive, J. -F
    Wilhelmi, E. de Ona
    Orford, K. J.
    Ostrowski, M.
    Panter, M.
    Arribas, M. Paz
    Pedaletti, G.
    Pelletier, G.
    Petrucci, P. -O
    Pita, S.
    Puehlhofer, G.
    Punch, M.
    Univ Paris Diderot, APC, AstroParticule & Cosmology, CNRS,IN2P3,CEA,Irfu, Observ Paris,Sorbonne Paris C, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France.
    Quirrenbach, A.
    Raubenheimer, B. C.
    Raue, M.
    Rayner, S. M.
    Reimer, O.
    Renaud, M.
    Rieger, F.
    Ripken, J.
    Rob, L.
    Rosier-Lees, S.
    Rowell, G.
    Rudak, B.
    Rulten, C. B.
    Ruppel, J.
    Sahakian, V.
    Santangelo, A.
    Schlickeiser, R.
    Schoeck, F. M.
    Schroeder, R.
    Schwanke, U.
    Schwarzburg, S.
    Schwemmer, S.
    Shalchi, A.
    Sikora, M.
    Skilton, J. L.
    Sol, H.
    Spangler, D.
    Stawarz, L.
    Steenkamp, R.
    Stegmann, C.
    Stinzing, F.
    Superina, G.
    Szostek, A.
    Tam, P. H.
    Tavernet, J. -P
    Terrier, R.
    Tibolla, O.
    Tluczykont, M.
    van Eldik, C.
    Vasileiadis, G.
    Venter, C.
    Venter, L.
    Vialle, J. P.
    Vincent, P.
    Vivier, M.
    Voelk, H. J.
    Volpe, F.
    Wagner, S. J.
    Ward, M.
    Zdziarski, A. A.
    Zech, A.
    Probing the ATIC peak in the cosmic-ray electron spectrum with HESS2009Inngår i: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 508, nr 2, s. 561-564Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The measurement of an excess in the cosmic-ray electron spectrum between 300 and 800 GeV by the ATIC experiment has - together with the PAMELA detection of a rise in the positron fraction up to approximate to 100 GeV - motivated many interpretations in terms of dark matter scenarios; alternative explanations assume a nearby electron source like a pulsar or supernova remnant. Here we present a measurement of the cosmic-ray electron spectrum with H. E. S. S. starting at 340 GeV. While the overall electron flux measured by H. E. S. S. is consistent with the ATIC data within statistical and systematic errors, the H. E. S. S. data exclude a pronounced peak in the electron spectrum as suggested for interpretation by ATIC. The H. E. S. S. data follow a power-law spectrum with spectral index of 3.0 +/- 0.1(stat.) +/- 0.3(syst.), which steepens at about 1 TeV.

  • 115. Aharonian, F.
    et al.
    Akhperjanian, A. G.
    Anton, G.
    de Almeida, U. Barres
    Bazer-Bachi, A. R.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Behera, B.
    Bernloehr, K.
    Bochow, A.
    Boisson, C.
    Bolmont, J.
    Borrel, V.
    Brucker, J.
    Brun, F.
    Brun, P.
    Buehler, R.
    Bulik, T.
    Buesching, I.
    Boutelier, T.
    Chadwick, P. M.
    Charbonnier, A.
    Chaves, R. C. G.
    Cheesebrough, A.
    Chounet, L. -M
    Clapson, A. C.
    Coignet, G.
    Dalton, M.
    Daniel, M. K.
    Davids, I. D.
    Degrange, B.
    Deil, C.
    Dickinson, H. J.
    Djannati-Atai, A.
    Domainko, W.
    Drury, L. O 'C.
    Dubois, F.
    Dubus, G.
    Dyks, J.
    Dyrda, M.
    Egberts, K.
    Emmanoulopoulos, D.
    Espigat, P.
    Farnier, C.
    Feinstein, F.
    Fiasson, A.
    Foerster, A.
    Fontaine, G.
    Fuessling, M.
    Gabici, S.
    Gallant, Y. A.
    Gerard, L.
    Gerbig, D.
    Giebels, B.
    Glicenstein, J. F.
    Glueck, B.
    Goret, P.
    Goering, D.
    Hauser, D.
    Hauser, M.
    Heinz, S.
    Heinzelmann, G.
    Henri, G.
    Hermann, G.
    Hinton, J. A.
    Hoffmann, A.
    Hofmann, W.
    Holleran, M.
    Hoppe, S.
    Horns, D.
    Jacholkowska, A.
    de Jager, O. C.
    Jahn, C.
    Jung, I.
    Katarzynski, K.
    Katz, U.
    Kaufmann, S.
    Kerschhaggl, M.
    Khangulyan, D.
    Khelifi, B.
    Keogh, D.
    Klochkov, D.
    Kluzniak, W.
    Kneiske, T.
    Komin, Nu.
    Kosack, K.
    Kossakowski, R.
    Lamanna, G.
    Lenain, J-P
    Lohse, T.
    Marandon, V.
    Martineau-Huynh, O.
    Marcowith, A.
    Masbou, J.
    Maurin, D.
    McComb, T. J. L.
    Medina, M. C.
    Moderski, R.
    Moulin, E.
    Naumann-Godo, M.
    de Naurois, M.
    Nedbal, D.
    Nekrassov, D.
    Nicholas, B.
    Niemiec, J.
    Nolan, S. J.
    Ohm, S.
    Olive, J. -F
    Wilhelmi, E. de Ona
    Orford, K. J.
    Ostrowski, M.
    Panter, M.
    Arribas, M. Paz
    Pedaletti, G.
    Pelletier, G.
    Petrucci, P. -O
    Pita, S.
    Puehlhofer, G.
    Punch, M.
    Univ Paris Diderot, APC, AstroParticule & Cosmology, CNRS,IN2P3,CEA,Irfu, Observ Paris,Sorbonne Paris C, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France.
    Quirrenbach, A.
    Raubenheimer, B. C.
    Raue, M.
    Rayner, S. M.
    Renaud, M.
    Rieger, F.
    Ripken, J.
    Rob, L.
    Rosier-Lees, S.
    Rowell, G.
    Rudak, B.
    Rulten, C. B.
    Ruppel, J.
    Sahakian, V.
    Santangelo, A.
    Schlickeiser, R.
    Schoeck, F. M.
    Schwanke, U.
    Schwarzburg, S.
    Schwemmer, S.
    Shalchi, A.
    Sikora, M.
    Skilton, J. L.
    Sol, H.
    Spangler, D.
    Stawarz, L.
    Steenkamp, R.
    Stegmann, C.
    Stinzing, F.
    Superina, G.
    Szostek, A.
    Tam, P. H.
    Tavernet, J. -P
    Terrier, R.
    Tibolla, O.
    Tluczykont, M.
    van Eldik, C.
    Vasileiadis, G.
    Venter, C.
    Venter, L.
    Vialle, J. P.
    Vincent, P.
    Vivier, M.
    Voelk, H. J.
    Volpe, F.
    Wagner, S. J.
    Ward, M.
    Zdziarski, A. A.
    Zech, A.
    Very high energy gamma-ray observations of the binary PSR B1259-63/SS2883 around the 2007 Periastron2009Inngår i: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 507, nr 1, s. 389-396Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims. This article presents very-high-energy (VHE; E > 100 GeV) data from the gamma-ray binary PSR B1259-63 as taken during the years 2005, 2006 and before as well as shortly after the 2007 periastron passage. These data extend the knowledge of the lightcurve of this object to all phases of the 3.4 year binary orbit. The lightcurve constrains physical mechanisms present in this TeV source. Methods. Observations of VHE gamma-rays with the HESS telescope array using the Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Technique were performed. The HESS instrument features an angular resolution of < 0.1 degrees and an energy resolution of < 20%. Gamma-ray events in an energy range of 0.5-70 TeV were recorded. From these data, energy spectra and lightcurve with a monthly time sampling were extracted. Results. VHE gamma-ray emission from PSR B1259-63 was detected with an overall significance of 9.5 standard deviations using 55 h of exposure, obtained from April to August 2007. The monthly flux of gamma-rays during the observation period was measured, yielding VHE lightcurve data for the early pre-periastron phase of the system for the first time. No spectral variability was found on timescales of months. The spectrum is described by a power law with a photon index of Gamma = 2.8 +/- 0.2(stat) +/- 0.2(sys) and flux normalisation Phi(0) = (1.1 +/- 0.1(stat) +/- 0.2(sys)) x 10(-12) TeV(-1) cm(-2) s(-1). PSR B1259-63 was also monitored in 2005 and 2006, far from periastron passage, comprising 8.9 h and 7.5 h of exposure, respectively. No significant excess of.-rays is seen in those observations. Conclusions. PSR B1259-63 has been re-confirmed as a variable TeV gamma-ray emitter. The firm detection of VHE photons emitted at a true anomaly theta approximate to -0.35 of the pulsar orbit, i.e. already similar to 50 days prior to the periastron passage, disfavors the stellar disc target scenario as a primary emission mechanism, based on current knowledge about the companion star's disc inclination, extension, and density profile.

  • 116. Aharonian, F.
    et al.
    Akhperjanian, A. G.
    Anton, G.
    de Almeida, U. Barres
    Bazer-Bachi, A. R.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Behera, B.
    Bernloehr, K.
    Boisson, C.
    Bochow, A.
    Borrel, V.
    Braun, I.
    Brion, E.
    Brucker, J.
    Brun, P.
    Buehler, R.
    Bulik, T.
    Buesching, I.
    Boutelier, T.
    Chadwick, P. M.
    Charbonnier, A.
    Chaves, R. C. G.
    Cheesebrough, A.
    Chounet, L. -M
    Clapson, A. C.
    Coignet, G.
    Dalton, M.
    Daniel, M. K.
    Davids, I. D.
    Degrange, B.
    Deil, C.
    Dickinson, H. J.
    Djannati-Atai, A.
    Domainko, W.
    Drury, L. O 'C.
    Dubois, F.
    Dubus, G.
    Dyks, J.
    Dyrda, M.
    Egberts, K.
    Emmanoulopoulos, D.
    Espigat, P.
    Farnier, C.
    Feinstein, F.
    Fiasson, A.
    Foerster, A.
    Fontaine, G.
    Fuessling, M.
    Gabici, S.
    Gallant, Y. A.
    Gerard, L.
    Giebels, B.
    Glicenstein, J. F.
    Glueck, B.
    Goret, P.
    Hauser, D.
    Hauser, M.
    Heinz, S.
    Heinzelmann, G.
    Henri, G.
    Hermann, G.
    Hinton, J. A.
    Hoffmann, A.
    Hofmann, W.
    Holleran, M.
    Hoppe, S.
    Horns, D.
    Jacholkowska, A.
    de Jager, O. C.
    Jung, I.
    Katarzynski, K.
    Katz, U.
    Kaufmann, S.
    Kendziorra, E.
    Kerschhaggl, M.
    Khangulyan, D.
    Khelifi, B.
    Keogh, D.
    Komin, Nu.
    Kosack, K.
    Lamanna, G.
    Lenain, J. -P
    Lohse, T.
    Marandon, V.
    Martin, J. M.
    Martineau-Huynh, O.
    Marcowith, A.
    Maurin, D.
    McComb, T. J. L.
    Medina, M. C.
    Moderski, R.
    Moulin, E.
    Naumann-Godo, M.
    de Naurois, M.
    Nedbal, D.
    Nekrassov, D.
    Niemiec, J.
    Nolan, S. J.
    Ohm, S.
    Olive, J. -F
    Wilhelmi, E. de Ona
    Orford, K. J.
    Ostrowski, M.
    Panter, M.
    Arribas, M. Paz
    Pedaletti, G.
    Pelletier, G.
    Petrucci, P. -O
    Pita, S.
    Puehlhofer, G.
    Punch, M.
    Univ Paris Diderot, APC, AstroParticule & Cosmology, CNRS,IN2P3,CEA,Irfu, Observ Paris,Sorbonne Paris C, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France.
    Quirrenbach, A.
    Raubenheimer, B. C.
    Raue, M.
    Rayner, S. M.
    Reimer, O.
    Renaud, M.
    Rieger, F.
    Ripken, J.
    Rob, L.
    Rosier-Lees, S.
    Rowell, G.
    Rudak, B.
    Rulten, C. B.
    Ruppel, J.
    Sahakian, V.
    Santangelo, A.
    Schlickeiser, R.
    Schoeck, F. M.
    Schroeder, R.
    Schwanke, U.
    Schwarzburg, S.
    Schwemmer, S.
    Shalchi, A.
    Skilton, J. L.
    Sol, H.
    Spangler, D.
    Stawarz, L.
    Steenkamp, R.
    Stegmann, C.
    Superina, G.
    Szostek, A.
    Tam, P. H.
    Tavernet, J. -P
    Terrier, R.
    Tibolla, O.
    van Eldik, C.
    Vasileiadis, G.
    Venter, C.
    Venter, L.
    Vialle, J. P.
    Vincent, P.
    Vivier, M.
    Voelk, H. J.
    Volpe, F.
    Wagner, S. J.
    Ward, M.
    Zdziarski, A. A.
    Zech, A.
    HESS upper limit on the very high energy gamma-ray emission from the globular cluster 47 Tucanae2009Inngår i: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 499, nr 1, s. 273-277Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Observations of the globular cluster 47 Tucanae (NGC 104), which contains at least 23 ms pulsars, were performed with the HESS telescope system. The observations lead to an upper limit of F(E > 800 GeV) < 6.7 x 10(-13) cm(-2) s(-1) on the integral gamma-ray photon flux from 47 Tucanae. Considering millisecond pulsars as the unique potential source of gamma-rays in the globular cluster, constraints based on emission models are derived: on the magnetic field in the average pulsar nebula and on the conversion efficiency of spin-down power to gamma-ray photons or to relativistic leptons.

  • 117. Aharonian, F.
    et al.
    Akhperjanian, A. G.
    Anton, G.
    de Almeida, U. Barres
    Bazer-Bachi, A. R.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Behera, B.
    Bernloehr, K.
    Boisson, C.
    Bochow, A.
    Borrel, V.
    Braun, I.
    Brion, E.
    Brucker, J.
    Brun, P.
    Buehler, R.
    Bulik, T.
    Buesching, I.
    Boutelier, T.
    Chadwick, P. M.
    Charbonnier, A.
    Chaves, R. C. G.
    Cheesebrough, A.
    Chounet, L. -M
    Clapson, A. C.
    Coignet, G.
    Dalton, M.
    Daniel, M. K.
    Davids, I. D.
    Degrange, B.
    Deil, C.
    Dickinson, H. J.
    Djannati-Atai, A.
    Domainko, W.
    Drury, L. O 'C.
    Dubois, F.
    Dubus, G.
    Dyks, J.
    Dyrda, M.
    Egberts, K.
    Emmanoulopoulos, D.
    Espigat, P.
    Farnier, C.
    Feinstein, F.
    Fiasson, A.
    Foerster, A.
    Fontaine, G.
    Fuessling, M.
    Gabici, S.
    Gallant, Y. A.
    Gerard, L.
    Giebels, B.
    Glicenstein, J. F.
    Glueck, B.
    Goret, P.
    Hauser, D.
    Hauser, M.
    Heinz, S.
    Heinzelmann, G.
    Henri, G.
    Hermann, G.
    Hinton, J. A.
    Hoffmann, A.
    Hofmann, W.
    Holleran, M.
    Hoppe, S.
    Horns, D.
    Jacholkowska, A.
    de Jager, O. C.
    Jung, I.
    Katarzynski, K.
    Katz, U.
    Kaufmann, S.
    Kendziorra, E.
    Kerschhaggl, M.
    Khangulyan, D.
    Khelifi, B.
    Keogh, D.
    Komin, Nu.
    Kosack, K.
    Lamanna, G.
    Lenain, J. -P
    Lohse, T.
    Marandon, V.
    Martin, J. M.
    Martineau-Huynh, O.
    Marcowith, A.
    Maurin, D.
    McComb, T. J. L.
    Medina, M. C.
    Moderski, R.
    Moulin, E.
    Naumann-Godo, M.
    de Naurois, M.
    Nedbal, D.
    Nekrassov, D.
    Niemiec, J.
    Nolan, S. J.
    Ohm, S.
    Olive, J. -F
    Wilhelmi, E. de Ona
    Orford, K. J.
    Ostrowski, M.
    Panter, M.
    Arribas, M. Paz
    Pedaletti, G.
    Pelletier, G.
    Petrucci, P. -O
    Pita, S.
    Puehlhofer, G.
    Punch, M.
    Univ Paris Diderot, APC, AstroParticule & Cosmology, CNRS,IN2P3,CEA,Irfu, Observ Paris,Sorbonne Paris C, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France.
    Quirrenbach, A.
    Raubenheimer, B. C.
    Raue, M.
    Rayner, S. M.
    Renaud, M.
    Rieger, F.
    Ripken, J.
    Rob, L.
    Rolland, L.
    Rosier-Lees, S.
    Rowell, G.
    Rudak, B.
    Rulten, C. B.
    Ruppel, J.
    Sahakian, V.
    Santangelo, A.
    Schlickeiser, R.
    Schoeck, F. M.
    Schroeder, R.
    Schwanke, U.
    Schwarzburg, S.
    Schwemmer, S.
    Shalchi, A.
    Skilton, J. L.
    Sol, H.
    Spangler, D.
    Stawarz, L.
    Steenkamp, R.
    Stegmann, C.
    Superina, G.
    Szostek, A.
    Tam, P. H.
    Tavernet, J. -P
    Terrier, R.
    Tibolla, O.
    van Eldik, C.
    Vasileiadis, G.
    Venter, C.
    Venter, L.
    Vialle, J. P.
    Vincent, P.
    Vivier, M.
    Voelk, H. J.
    Volpe, F.
    Wagner, S. J.
    Ward, M.
    Zdziarski, A. A.
    Zech, A.
    Spectrum and variability of the Galactic center VHE gamma-ray source HESS J1745-2902009Inngår i: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 503, nr 3, s. 817-825Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims. A detailed study of the spectrum and variability of the source HESS J1745-290 in the Galactic Center (GC) region using new data from the H. E. S. S. array of Cherenkov telescopes is presented. Flaring activity and quasi periodic oscillations (QPO) of HESS J1745-290 are investigated. Methods. The image analysis is performed with a combination of a semi-analytical shower model and the statistical moment-based Hillas technique. The spectrum and lightcurves of HESS J1745-290 are derived with a likelihood method based on a spectral shape hypothesis. Rayleigh tests and Fourier analysis of the H. E. S. S. GC signal are used to study the periodicity of the source. Results. With a three-fold increase in statistics compared to previous work, a deviation from a simple power law spectrum is detected for the first time. The measured energy spectrum over the three years 2004, 2005 and 2006 of data taking is compatible with both a power law spectrum with an exponential cut-off and a broken power law spectrum. The curvature of the energy spectrum is likely to be intrinsic to the photon source, as opposed to effects of interstellar absorption. The power law spectrum with an exponential cut-off is characterized by a photon index of 2.10 +/- 0.04(stat) +/- 0.10(syst) and a cut-off energy at 15.7 +/- 3.4(stat) +/- 2.5(syst) TeV. The broken power law spectrum exhibits spectral indices of 2.02 +/- 0.08(stat) +/- 0.10(syst) and 2.63 +/- 0.14(stat) +/- 0.10(syst) with a break energy at 2.57 +/- 0.19(stat) +/- 0.44(syst) TeV. No significant flux variation is found. Increases in the gamma-ray flux of HESS J1745-290 by at least a factor of two would be required for a 3 sigma detection of a flare with time scales of an hour. Investigation of possible QPO activity at periods claimed to be detected in X-rays does not show any periodicities in the H. E. S. S. signal.

  • 118. Aharonian, F.
    et al.
    Akhperjanian, A. G.
    Anton, G.
    de Almeida, U. Barres
    Bazer-Bachi, A. R.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Behera, B.
    Bernloehr, K.
    Boisson, C.
    Bochow, A.
    Borrel, V.
    Braun, I.
    Brion, E.
    Brucker, J.
    Brun, P.
    Buehler, R.
    Bulik, T.
    Buesching, I.
    Boutelier, T.
    Chadwick, P. M.
    Charbonnier, A.
    Chaves, R. C. G.
    Cheesebrough, A.
    Chounet, L. -M
    Clapson, A. C.
    Coignet, G.
    Dalton, M.
    Daniel, M. K.
    Degrange, B.
    Deil, C.
    Dickinson, H. J.
    Djannati-Atai, A.
    Domainko, W.
    Drury, L. O 'C.
    Dubois, F.
    Dubus, G.
    Dyks, J.
    Dyrda, M.
    Egberts, K.
    Emmanoulopoulos, D.
    Espigat, P.
    Farnier, C.
    Feinstein, F.
    Fiasson, A.
    Foerster, A.
    Fontaine, G.
    Fuessling, M.
    Gabici, S.
    Gallant, Y. A.
    Gerard, L.
    Giebels, B.
    Glicenstein, J. F.
    Glueck, B.
    Goret, P.
    Hauser, D.
    Hauser, M.
    Heinz, S.
    Heinzelmann, G.
    Henri, G.
    Hermann, G.
    Hinton, J. A.
    Hoffmann, A.
    Hofmann, W.
    Holleran, M.
    Hoppe, S.
    Horns, D.
    Jacholkowska, A.
    de Jager, O. C.
    Jung, I.
    Katarzynski, K.
    Katz, U.
    Kaufmann, S.
    Kendziorra, E.
    Kerschhaggl, M.
    Khangulyan, D.
    Khelifi, B.
    Keogh, D.
    Komin, Nu.
    Kosack, K.
    Lamanna, G.
    Lenain, J. -P
    Lohse, T.
    Marandon, V.
    Martin, J. M.
    Martineau-Huynh, O.
    Marcowith, A.
    Maurin, D.
    McComb, T. J. L.
    Medina, M. C.
    Moderski, R.
    Moulin, E.
    Naumann-Godo, M.
    de Naurois, M.
    Nedbal, D.
    Nekrassov, D.
    Niemiec, J.
    Nolan, S. J.
    Ohm, S.
    Olive, J. -F
    Wilhelmi, E. de Ona
    Orford, K. J.
    Ostrowski, M.
    Panter, M.
    Arribas, M. Paz
    Pedaletti, G.
    Pelletier, G.
    Petrucci, P. -O
    Pita, S.
    Puehlhofer, G.
    Punch, M.
    Univ Paris Diderot, APC, AstroParticule & Cosmology, CNRS,IN2P3,CEA,Irfu, Observ Paris,Sorbonne Paris C, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France.
    Quirrenbach, A.
    Raubenheimer, B. C.
    Raue, M.
    Rayner, S. M.
    Renaud, M.
    Rieger, F.
    Ripken, J.
    Rob, L.
    Rosier-Lees, S.
    Rowell, G.
    Rudak, B.
    Rulten, C. B.
    Ruppel, J.
    Sahakian, V.
    Santangelo, A.
    Schlickeiser, R.
    Schoeck, F. M.
    Schroeder, R.
    Schwanke, U.
    Schwarzburg, S.
    Schwemmer, S.
    Shalchi, A.
    Skilton, J. L.
    Sol, H.
    Spangler, D.
    Stawarz, L.
    Steenkamp, R.
    Stegmann, C.
    Superina, G.
    Szostek, A.
    Tam, P. H.
    Tavernet, J. -P
    Terrier, R.
    Tibolla, O.
    van Eldik, C.
    Vasileiadis, G.
    Venter, C.
    Venter, L.
    Vialle, J. P.
    Vincent, P.
    Vivier, M.
    Voelk, H. J.
    Volpe, F.
    Wagner, S. J.
    Ward, M.
    Zdziarski, A. A.
    Zech, A.
    Very high energy gamma-ray observations of the galaxy clusters Abell 496 and Abell 85 with HESS2009Inngår i: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 495, nr 1, s. 27-35Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims. The nearby galaxy clusters Abell 496 and Abell 85 are studied in the very high-energy (VHE, E > 100 GeV) band to investigate VHE cosmic rays (CRs) in this class of objects which are the largest gravitationally bound systems in the Universe. Methods. HESS, an array of four imaging atmospheric cherenkov telescopes (IACT), was used to observe the targets in the range of VHE gamma rays. Results. No significant gamma-ray signal is found at the respective position of the two clusters with several different source size assumptions for each target. In particular, emission regions corresponding to the high-density core, to the extension of the entire X-ray emission in these clusters, and to the very extended region where the accretion shock is expected are investigated. Upper limits are derived for the gamma-ray flux at energies E > 570 GeV for Abell 496 and E > 460 GeV for Abell 85. Conclusions. From the non-detection in VHE gamma rays, upper limits on the total energy of hadronic CRs in the clusters are calculated. If the cosmic-ray energy density follows the large-scale gas density profile, the limit on the fraction of energy in these non-thermal particles with respect to the total thermal energy of the intra-cluster medium (ICM) is 51% for Abell 496 and only 8% for Abell 85 due to its higher mass and higher gas density. These upper limits are compared with theoretical estimates. They predict about similar to 10% of the thermal energy of the ICM in non-thermal particles. The observations presented here can constrain these predictions especially for the case of the Abell 85 cluster.

  • 119. Aharonian, F.
    et al.
    Akhperjanian, A. G.
    Anton, G.
    de Almeida, U. Barres
    Bazer-Bachi, A. R.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Behera, B.
    Bernloehr, K.
    Boisson, C.
    Bochow, A.
    Borrel, V.
    Brion, E.
    Brucker, J.
    Brun, P.
    Buehler, R.
    Bulik, T.
    Buesching, I.
    Boutelier, T.
    Chadwick, P. M.
    Charbonnier, A.
    Chaves, R. C. G.
    Cheesebrough, A.
    Chounet, L. -M
    Clapson, A. C.
    Coignet, G.
    Dalton, M.
    Daniel, M. K.
    Davids, I. D.
    Degrange, B.
    Deil, C.
    Dickinson, H. J.
    Djannati-Atai, A.
    Domainko, W.
    Drury, L. O 'C.
    Dubois, F.
    Dubus, G.
    Dyks, J.
    Dyrda, M.
    Egberts, K.
    Emmanoulopoulos, D.
    Espigat, P.
    Farnier, C.
    Feinstein, F.
    Fiasson, A.
    Foerster, A.
    Fontaine, G.
    Fuessling, M.
    Gabici, S.
    Gallant, Y. A.
    Gerard, L.
    Giebels, B.
    Glicenstein, J. F.
    Glueck, B.
    Goret, P.
    Goehring, D.
    Hauser, D.
    Hauser, M.
    Heinz, S.
    Heinzelmann, G.
    Henri, G.
    Hermann, G.
    Hinton, J. A.
    Hoffmann, A.
    Hofmann, W.
    Holleran, M.
    Hoppe, S.
    Horns, D.
    Inoue, S.
    Jacholkowska, A.
    de Jager, O. C.
    Jahn, C.
    Jung, I.
    Katarzynski, K.
    Katz, U.
    Kaufmann, S.
    Kendziorra, E.
    Kerschhaggl, M.
    Khangulyan, D.
    Khelifi, B.
    Keogh, D.
    Kluzniak, W.
    Kneiske, T.
    Komin, Nu.
    Kosack, K.
    Lamanna, G.
    Lenain, J. -P
    Lohse, T.
    Marandon, V.
    Martin, J. M.
    Martineau-Huynh, O.
    Marcowith, A.
    Maurin, D.
    McComb, T. J. L.
    Medina, M. C.
    Moderski, R.
    Moulin, E.
    Naumann-Godo, M.
    de Naurois, M.
    Nedbal, D.
    Nekrassov, D.
    Niemiec, J.
    Nolan, S. J.
    Ohm, S.
    Olive, J. -F
    Wilhelmi, E. de Ona
    Orford, K. J.
    Ostrowski, M.
    Panter, M.
    Arribas, M. Paz
    Pedaletti, G.
    Pelletier, G.
    Petrucci, P. -O
    Pita, S.
    Puehlhofer, G.
    Punch, M.
    Univ Paris Diderot, APC, AstroParticule & Cosmology, CNRS,IN2P3,CEA,Irfu, Observ Paris,Sorbonne Paris C, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France.
    Quirrenbach, A.
    Raubenheimer, B. C.
    Raue, M.
    Rayner, S. M.
    Renaud, M.
    Reimer, O.
    Rieger, F.
    Ripken, J.
    Rob, L.
    Rosier-Lees, S.
    Rowell, G.
    Rudak, B.
    Rulten, C. B.
    Ruppel, J.
    Sahakian, V.
    Santangelo, A.
    Schlickeiser, R.
    Schoeck, F. M.
    Schroeder, R.
    Schwanke, U.
    Schwarzburg, S.
    Schwemmer, S.
    Shalchi, A.
    Sikora, M.
    Skilton, J. L.
    Sol, H.
    Spanglfoer, D.
    Stawarz, L.
    Steenkamp, R.
    Stegmann, C.
    Superina, G.
    Szostek, A.
    Tam, P. H.
    Tavernet, J. -P
    Terrier, R.
    Tibolla, O.
    Tluczykont, M.
    van Eldik, C.
    Vasileiadis, G.
    Venter, C.
    Venter, L.
    Vialle, J. P.
    Vincent, P.
    Vivier, M.
    Voelk, H. J.
    Volpe, F.
    Wagner, S. J.
    Ward, M.
    Zdziarski, A. A.
    Zech, A.
    Constraints on the multi-TeV particle population in the Coma galaxy cluster with HESS observations2009Inngår i: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 502, nr 2, s. 437-443Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Aims. Galaxy clusters are key targets in the search for ultra high energy particle accelerators. The Coma cluster represents one of the best candidates for such a search owing to its high mass, proximity, and the established non-thermal radio emission centred on the cluster core. Methods. The HESS (High Energy Stereoscopic System) telescopes observed Coma for similar to 8 h in a search for gamma-ray emission at energies > 1 TeV. The large 3.5 degrees FWHM field of view of HESS is ideal for viewing a range of targets at various sizes including the Coma cluster core, the radio-relic (1253+275) and merger/infall (NGC 4839) regions to the southwest, and features greater than 1 degrees away. Results. No evidence for point-like nor extended TeV gamma-ray emission was found and upper limits to the TeV flux F(E) for E > 1, > 5, and > 10 TeV were set for the Coma core and other regions. Converting these limits to an energy flux E(2)F(E) the lowest or most constraining is the E > 5 TeV upper limit for the Coma core (0.2 degrees radius) at similar to 8% Crab flux units or similar to 10(-13) ph cm(-2) s(-1). Conclusions. The upper limits for the Coma core were compared with a prediction for the gamma-ray emission from proton-proton interactions, the level of which ultimately scales with the mass of the Coma cluster. A direct constraint using our most stringent limit for E > 5 TeV, on the total energy content in non-thermal protons with injection energy spectrum alpha E(-2.1) and spatial distribution following the thermal gas in the cluster, is found to be similar to 0.2 times the thermal energy, or similar to 10(62) erg. The E > 5 TeV gamma-ray threshold in this case corresponds to cosmic-ray proton energies greater than or similar to 50 TeV. Our upper limits rule out the most optimistic theoretical models for gamma ray emission from clusters and complement radio observations which constrain the cosmic ray content in clusters at significantly lower proton energies, subject to assumptions on the magnetic field strength.

  • 120. Aharonian, F.
    et al.
    Akhperjanian, A. G.
    Anton, G.
    de Almeida, U. Barres
    Bazer-Bachi, A. R.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Behera, B.
    Bernloehr, K.
    Boisson, C.
    Bochow, A.
    Borrel, V.
    Brion, E.
    Brucker, J.
    Brun, P.
    Buehler, R.
    Bulik, T.
    Buesching, I.
    Boutelier, T.
    Chadwick, P. M.
    Charbonnier, A.
    Chaves, R. C. G.
    Cheesebrough, A.
    Chounet, L. M.
    Clapson, A. C.
    Coignet, G.
    Dalton, M.
    Daniel, M. K.
    Davids, I. D.
    Degrange, B.
    Deil, C.
    Dickinson, H. J.
    Djannati-Atai, A.
    Domainko, W.
    Drury, L. O. C.
    Dubois, F.
    Dubus, G.
    Dyks, J.
    Dyrda, M.
    Egberts, K.
    Emmanoulopoulos, D.
    Espigat, P.
    Farnier, C.
    Feinstein, F.
    Fiasson, F.
    Foerster, A.
    Fontaine, G.
    Fuessling, M.
    Gabici, S.
    Gallant, Y. A.
    Gerard, L.
    Giebels, B.
    Glicenstein, J. F.
    Glueck, B.
    Goret, P.
    Goehring, D.
    Hauser, D.
    Hauser, M.
    Heinz, S.
    Heinzelmann, G.
    Henri, G.
    Hermann, G.
    Hinton, J. A.
    Hoffmann, A.
    Hofmann, W.
    Holleran, M.
    Hoppe, S.
    Horns, D.
    Jacholkowska, A.
    de Jager, O. C.
    Jahn, C.
    Jung, I.
    Katarzynski, K.
    Katz, U.
    Kaufmann, S.
    Kendziorra, E.
    Kerschhaggl, M.
    Khangulyan, D.
    Khelifi, B.
    Keogh, D.
    Kluzniak, W.
    Komin, N.
    Kosack, K.
    Lamanna, G.
    Lenain, J. -P
    Lohse, T.
    Marandon, V.
    Martin, J. M.
    Martineau-Huynh, O.
    Marcowith, A.
    Maurin, D.
    McComb, T. J. L.
    Medina, M. C.
    Moderski, R.
    Moulin, E.
    Naumann-Godo, M.
    de Naurois, M.
    Nedbal, D.
    Nekrassov, D.
    Niemiec, J.
    Nolan, S. J.
    Ohm, S.
    Olive, J. -F
    Wilhelmi, E. de Ona
    Orford, K. J.
    Ostrowski, M.
    Panter, M.
    Arribas, M. Paz
    Pedaletti, G.
    Pelletier, G.
    Petrucci, P. -O
    Pita, S.
    Puehlhofer, G.
    Punch, M.
    Univ Paris Diderot, APC, AstroParticule & Cosmology, CNRS,IN2P3,CEA,Irfu, Observ Paris,Sorbonne Paris C, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France.
    Quirrenbach, A.
    Raubenheimer, B. C.
    Raue, M.
    Rayner, S. M.
    Renaud, M.
    Rieger, F.
    Ripken, J.
    Rob, L.
    Rosier-Lees, S.
    Rowell, G.
    RudaK, B.
    Rulten, C. B.
    Ruppel, J.
    Sahakian, V.
    Santangelo, A.
    Schlickeiser, R.
    Schoeck, F. M.
    Schroeder, R.
    Schwanke, U.
    Schwarzburg, S.
    Schwemmer, S.
    Shalchi, A.
    Sikora, M.
    Skilton, J. L.
    Sol, H.
    Spangler, D.
    Stawarz, L.
    Steenkamp, R.
    Stegmann, C.
    Superina, G.
    Szostek, A.
    Tam, P. H.
    Tavernet, J. -P
    Terrier, R.
    Tibolla, O.
    van Eldik, C.
    Vasileiadis, G.
    Venter, C.
    Venter, L.
    Vialle, J. P.
    Vincent, P.
    Vivier, M.
    Voelk, H. J.
    Volpe, F.
    Wagner, S. J.
    Ward, M.
    Zdziarski, A. A.
    Zech, A.
    Abdo, A. A.
    Ackermann, M.
    Ajello, M.
    Atwood, W. B.
    Axelsson, M.
    Baldini, L.
    Ballet, J.
    Barbiellini, G.
    Baring, M. G.
    Bastieri, D.
    Battelino, M.
    Baughman, B. M.
    Bechtol, K.
    Bellazzini, R.
    Berenji, B.
    Bloom, E. D.
    Bonamente, E.
    Borgland, A. W.
    Bregeon, J.
    Brez, A.
    Brigida, M.
    Bruel, P.
    Caliandro, G. A.
    Cameron, R. A.
    Caraveo, P. A.
    Casandjian, J. M.
    Cavazzuti, E.
    Cecchi, C.
    Charles, E.
    Chekhtman, A.
    Chen, A. W.
    Cheung, C. C.
    Chiang, J.
    Ciprini, S.
    Claus, R.
    Cohen-Tanugi, J.
    Colafrancesco, S.
    Conrad, J.
    Costamante, L.
    Cutini, S.
    Dermer, C. D.
    de Angelis, A.
    de Palma, F.
    Digel, S. W.
    Silva, E. do Couto e
    Drell, P. S.
    Dubois, R.
    Dumora, D.
    Favuzzi, C.
    Fegan, S. J.
    Ferrara, E. C.
    Fleury, P.
    Focke, W. B.
    Frailis, M.
    Fukazawa, Y.
    Funk, S.
    Fusco, P.
    Gargano, F.
    Gasparrini, D.
    Gehrels, N.
    Germani, S.
    Giglietto, N.
    Giordano, F.
    Grondin, M. -H
    Grove, J. E.
    Guillemot, L.
    Guiriec, S.
    Hanabata, Y.
    Harding, A. K.
    Hayashida, M.
    Hays, E.
    Horan, D.
    Johannesson, G.
    Johnson, A. S.
    Johnson, R. P.
    Johnson, W. N.
    Kadler, M.
    Kamae, T.
    Katagiri, H.
    Kataoka, J.
    Kerr, M.
    Knodlseder, J.
    Kuehn, F.
    Kuss, M.
    Lande, J.
    Latronico, L.
    Lee, S. -H
    Lemoine-Goumard, M.
    Longo, F.
    Loparco, F.
    Lott, B.
    Lovellette, M. N.
    Madejski, G. M.
    Makeev, A.
    Mazziotta, M. N.
    McEnery, J. E.
    Meurer, C.
    Michelson, P. F.
    Mitthumsiri, W.
    Mizuno, T.
    Moiseev, A. A.
    Monte, C.
    Monzani, M. E.
    Morselli, A.
    Moskalenko, I. V.
    Murgia, S.
    Nolan, P. L.
    Nuss, E.
    Ohsugi, T.
    Omodei, N.
    Orlando, E.
    Ormes, J. F.
    Paneque, D.
    Panetta, J. H.
    Parent, D.
    Pelassa, V.
    Pepe, M.
    Pesce-Rollins, M.
    Piron, F.
    Porter, T. A.
    Raino, S.
    Razzano, M.
    Reimer, A.
    Reimer, O.
    Reposeur, T.
    Ritz, S.
    Rodriguez, A. Y.
    Ryde, F.
    Sadrozinski, H. F. -W
    Sanchez, D.
    Sander, A.
    Scargle, J. D.
    Schalk, T. L.
    Sellerholm, A.
    Sgro, C.
    Shaw, M.
    Smith, D. A.
    Spandre, G.
    Spinelli, P.
    Starck, J. -L
    Strickman, M. S.
    Tajima, H.
    Takahashi, H.
    Takahashi, T.
    Tanaka, T.
    Thayer, J. G.
    Thompson, D. J.
    Tibaldo, L.
    Torres, D. F.
    Tosti, G.
    Tramacere, A.
    Uchiyama, Y.
    Usher, T. L.
    Vilchez, N.
    Villata, M.
    Vitale, V.
    Waite, A. P.
    Wood, K. S.
    Ylinen, T.
    Ziegler, M.
    SIMULTANEOUS OBSERVATIONS OF PKS 2155-304 WITH HESS, FERMI, RXTE, AND ATOM: SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTIONS AND VARIABILITY IN A LOW STATE2009Inngår i: Astrophysical Journal Letters, ISSN 2041-8205, Vol. 696, nr 2, s. L150-L155Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We report on the first simultaneous observations that cover the optical, X-ray, and high-energy gamma-ray bands of the BL Lac object PKS 2155-304. The gamma-ray bands were observed for 11 days, between 2008 August 25 and 2008 September 6 (MJD 54704-54715), jointly with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and the HESS atmospheric Cherenkov array, providing the first simultaneous MeV-TeV spectral energy distribution (SED) with the new generation of gamma-ray telescopes. The ATOM telescope and the RXTE and Swift observatories provided optical and X-ray coverage of the low-energy component over the same time period. The object was close to the lowest archival X-ray and very high energy (VHE; > 100 GeV) state, whereas the optical flux was much higher. The light curves show relatively little (similar to 30%) variability overall when compared to past flaring episodes, but we find a clear optical/VHE correlation and evidence for a correlation of the X-rays with the high-energy spectral index. Contrary to previous observations in the flaring state, we do not find any correlation between the X-ray and VHE components. Although synchrotron self-Compton models are often invoked to explain the SEDs of BL Lac objects, the most common versions of these models are at odds with the correlated variability we find in the various bands for PKS 2155-304.

  • 121. Aharonian, F.
    et al.
    Akhperjanian, A. G.
    Barres de Almeida, U.
    Bazer-Bachi, A. R.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Université Paris Diderot, France.
    Behera, B.
    Benbow, W.
    Bernloehr, K.
    Boisson, C.
    Bochow, A.
    Borrel, V.
    Braun, I.
    Brion, E.
    Brucker, J.
    Brun, P.
    Buehler, R.
    Bulik, T.
    Buesching, I.
    Boutelier, T.
    Carrigan, S.
    Chadwick, P. M.
    Charbonnier, A.
    Chaves, R. C. G.
    Cheesebrough, A.
    Chounet, L. -M
    Clapson, A. C.
    Coignet, G.
    Costamante, L.
    Dalton, M.
    Degrange, B.
    Deil, C.
    Dickinson, H. J.
    Djannati-Atai, A.
    Domainko, W.
    Drury, L. O 'C.
    Dubois, F.
    Dubus, G.
    Dyks, J.
    Dyrda, M.
    Egberts, K.
    Emmanoulopoulos, D.
    Espigat, P.
    Farnier, C.
    Feinstein, F.
    Fiasson, A.
    Foerster, A.
    Fontaine, G.
    Fuessling, M.
    Gabici, S.
    Gallant, Y. A.
    Gerard, L.
    Giebels, B.
    Glicenstein, J. F.
    Glueck, B.
    Goret, P.
    Hadjichristidis, C.
    Hauser, D.
    Hauser, M.
    Heinz, S.
    Heinzelmann, G.
    Henri, G.
    Hermann, G.
    Hinton, J. A.
    Hoffmann, A.
    Hofmann, W.
    Holleran, M.
    Hoppe, S.
    Horns, D.
    Jacholkowska, A.
    de Jager, O. C.
    Jung, I.
    Katarzynski, K.
    Kaufmann, S.
    Kendziorra, E.
    Kerschhaggl, M.
    Khangulyan, D.
    Khelifi, B.
    Keogh, D.
    Komin, Nu.
    Kosack, K.
    Lamanna, G.
    Lenain, J. -P
    Lohse, T.
    Marandon, V.
    Martin, J. M.
    Martineau-Huynh, O.
    Marcowith, A.
    Maurin, D.
    McComb, T. J. L.
    Medina, C.
    Moderski, R.
    Moulin, E.
    Naumann-Godo, M.
    de Naurois, M.
    Nedbal, D.
    Nekrassov, D.
    Niemiec, J.
    Nolan, S. J.
    Ohm, S.
    Olive, J-F
    de Ona Wilhelmi, E.
    Orford, K. J.
    Osborne, J. L.
    Ostrowski, M.
    Panter, M.
    Pedaletti, G.
    Pelletier, G.
    Petrucci, P. -O
    Pita, S.
    Puehlhofer, G.
    Punch, M.
    Univ Paris Diderot, APC, AstroParticule & Cosmology, CNRS,IN2P3,CEA,Irfu, Observ Paris,Sorbonne Paris C, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France.
    Quirrenbach, A.
    Raubenheimer, B. C.
    Raue, M.
    Rayner, S. M.
    Renaud, M.
    Rieger, F.
    Ripken, J.
    Rob, L.
    Rosier-Lees, S.
    Rowell, G.
    Rudak, B.
    Rulten, C. B.
    Ruppel, J.
    Sahakian, V.
    Santangelo, A.
    Schlickeiser, R.
    Schoeck, F. M.
    Schroeder, R.
    Schwanke, U.
    Schwarzburg, S.
    Schwemmer, S.
    Shalchi, A.
    Skilton, J. L.
    Sol, H.
    Spangler, D.
    Stawarz, L.
    Steenkamp, R.
    Stegmann, C.
    Superina, G.
    Tam, P. H.
    Tavernet, J. -P
    Terrier, R.
    Tibolla, O.
    van Eldik, C.
    Vasileiadis, G.
    Venter, C.
    Vialle, J. P.
    Vincent, P.
    Vivier, M.
    Voelk, H. J.
    Volpe, F.
    Wagner, S. J.
    Ward, M.
    Zdziarski, A. A.
    Zech, A.
    Energy Spectrum of Cosmic-Ray Electrons at TeV Energies2008Inngår i: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, E-ISSN 1079-7114, Vol. 101, nr 26, artikkel-id 261104Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The very large collection area of ground-based gamma-ray telescopes gives them a substantial advantage over balloon or satellite based instruments in the detection of very-high-energy (> 600 GeV) cosmic-ray electrons. Here we present the electron spectrum derived from data taken with the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes. In this measurement, the first of this type, we are able to extend the measurement of the electron spectrum beyond the range accessible to direct measurements. We find evidence for a substantial steepening in the energy spectrum above 600 GeV compared to lower energies.

  • 122. Aharonian, F.
    et al.
    Akhperjanian, A. G.
    de Almeida, U. Barres
    Bazer-Bachi, A. R.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Université Paris Diderot, France.
    Behera, B.
    Beilicke, M.
    Benbow, W.
    Bernloehr, K.
    Boisson, C.
    Bochow, A.
    Borrel, V.
    Braun, I.
    Brion, E.
    Brucker, J.
    Brun, P.
    Buehler, R.
    Bulik, T.
    Buesching, I.
    Boutelier, T.
    Carrigan, S.
    Chadwick, P. M.
    Charbonnier, A.
    Chaves, R. C. G.
    Chounet, L. -M
    Clapson, A. C.
    Coignet, G.
    Costamante, L.
    Dalton, M.
    Degrange, B.
    Deil, C.
    Dickinson, H. J.
    Djannati-Atai, A.
    Domainko, W.
    Drury, L. O 'C.
    Dubois, F.
    Dubus, G.
    Dyks, J.
    Egberts, K.
    Emmanoulopoulos, D.
    Espigat, P.
    Farnier, C.
    Feinstein, F.
    Fiasson, A.
    Foerster, A.
    Fontaine, G.
    Fuessling, M.
    Gabici, S.
    Gallant, Y. A.
    Gerard, L.
    Giebels, B.
    Glicenstein, J. F.
    Glueck, B.
    Goret, P.
    Hadjichristidis, C.
    Hauser, D.
    Hauser, M.
    Heinz, S.
    Heinzelmann, G.
    Henri, G.
    Hermann, G.
    Hinton, J. A.
    Hoffmann, A.
    Hofmann, W.
    Holleran, M.
    Hoppe, S.
    Horns, D.
    Jacholkowska, A.
    de Jager, O. C.
    Jung, I.
    Katarzynski, K.
    Kaufmann, S.
    Kendziorra, E.
    Kerschhaggl, M.
    Khangulyan, D.
    Khelifi, B.
    Keogh, D.
    Komin, Nu.
    Kosack, K.
    Lamanna, G.
    Lenain, J. -P
    Lohse, T.
    Marandon, V.
    Martin, J. M.
    Martineau-Huynh, O.
    Marcowith, A.
    Maurin, D.
    McComb, T. J. L.
    Medina, C.
    Moderski, R.
    Moulin, E.
    Naumann-Godo, M.
    de Naurois, M.
    Nedbal, D.
    Nekrassov, D.
    Niemiec, J.
    Nolan, S. J.
    Ohm, S.
    Olive, J. -F
    Wilhelmi, E. de Ona
    Orford, K. J.
    Osborne, J. L.
    Ostrowski, M.
    Panter, M.
    Pedaletti, G.
    Pelletier, G.
    Petrucci, P. -O
    Pita, S.
    Puehlhofer, G.
    Punch, M.
    Univ Paris Diderot, APC, AstroParticule & Cosmology, CNRS,IN2P3,CEA,Irfu, Observ Paris,Sorbonne Paris C, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France.
    Quirrenbach, A.
    Raubenheimer, B. C.
    Raue, M.
    Rayner, S. M.
    Renaud, M.
    Rieger, F.
    Ripken, J.
    Rob, L.
    Rosier-Lees, S.
    Rowell, G.
    Rudak, B.
    Ruppel, J.
    Sahakian, V.
    Santangelo, A.
    Schlickeiser, R.
    Schoeck, F. M.
    Schroeder, R.
    Schwanke, U.
    Schwarzburg, S.
    Schwemmer, S.
    Shalchi, A.
    Skilton, J. L.
    Sol, H.
    Spangler, D.
    Stawarz, L.
    Steenkamp, R.
    Stegmann, C.
    Superina, G.
    Tam, P. H.
    Tavernet, J. -P
    Terrier, R.
    Tibolla, O.
    van Eldik, C.
    Vasileiadis, G.
    Venter, C.
    Vialle, J. P.
    Vincent, P.
    Vivier, M.
    Voelk, H. J.
    Volpe, F.
    Wagner, S. J.
    Ward, M.
    Zdziarski, A. A.
    Zech, A.
    Limits on an Energy Dependence of the Speed of Light from a Flare of the Active Galaxy PKS 2155-3042008Inngår i: Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, E-ISSN 1079-7114, Vol. 101, nr 17, artikkel-id 170402Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In the past few decades, several models have predicted an energy dependence of the speed of light in the context of quantum gravity. For cosmological sources such as active galaxies, this minuscule effect can add up to measurable photon-energy dependent time lags. In this Letter a search for such time lags during the High Energy Stereoscopic System observations of the exceptional very high energy flare of the active galaxy PKS 2155-304 on 28 July 2006 is presented. Since no significant time lag is found, lower limits on the energy scale of speed of light modifications are derived.

  • 123. Aharonian, F.
    et al.
    Akhperjanian, A. G.
    de Almeida, U. Barres
    Bazer-Bachi, A. R.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Université Paris Diderot, France.
    Behera, B.
    Benbow, W.
    Bernloehr, K.
    Boisson, C.
    Bochow, A.
    Borrel, V.
    Braun, I.
    Brion, E.
    Brucker, J.
    Brun, P.
    Buehler, R.
    Bulik, T.
    Buesching, I.
    Boutelier, T.
    Carrigan, S.
    Chadwick, P. M.
    Charbonnier, A.
    Chaves, R. C. G.
    Cheesebrough, A.
    Chounet, L. -M
    Clapson, A. C.
    Coignet, G.
    Dalton, M.
    Degrange, B.
    Deil, C.
    Dickinson, H. J.
    Djannati-Atai, A.
    Domainko, W.
    Drury, L. O 'C.
    Dubois, F.
    Dubus, G.
    Dyks, J.
    Dyrda, M.
    Egberts, K.
    Emmanoulopoulos, D.
    Espigat, P.
    Farnier, C.
    Feinstein, F.
    Fiasson, A.
    Foerster, A.
    Fontaine, G.
    Fuessling, M.
    Gabici, S.
    Gallant, Y. A.
    Gerard, L.
    Giebels, B.
    Glicenstein, J. F.
    Glueck, B.
    Goret, P.
    Hadjichristidis, C.
    Hauser, D.
    Hauser, M.
    Heinz, S.
    Heinzelmann, G.
    Henri, G.
    Hermann, G.
    Hinton, J. A.
    Hoffmann, A.
    Hofmann, W.
    Holleran, M.
    Hoppe, S.
    Horns, D.
    Jacholkowska, A.
    de Jager, O. C.
    Jung, I.
    Katarzynski, K.
    Kaufmann, S.
    Kendziorra, E.
    Kerschhaggl, M.
    Khangulyan, D.
    Khelifi, B.
    Keogh, D.
    Komin, Nu.
    Kosack, K.
    Lamanna, G.
    Lenain, J. -P
    Lohse, T.
    Marandon, V.
    Martin, J. M.
    Martineau-Huynh, O.
    Marcowith, A.
    Maurin, D.
    McComb, T. J. L.
    Medina, M. C.
    Moderski, R.
    Moulin, E.
    Naumann-Godo, M.
    de Naurois, M.
    Nedbal, D.
    Nekrassov, D.
    Niemiec, J.
    Nolan, S. J.
    Ohm, S.
    Olive, J. -F
    Wilhelmi, E. de Ona
    Orford, K. J.
    Osborne, J. L.
    Ostrowski, M.
    Panter, M.
    Pedaletti, G.
    Pelletier, G.
    Petrucci, P. -O
    Pita, S.
    Puehlhofer, G.
    Punch, M.
    Univ Paris Diderot, APC, AstroParticule & Cosmology, CNRS,IN2P3,CEA,Irfu, Observ Paris,Sorbonne Paris C, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France.
    Quirrenbach, A.
    Raubenheimer, B. C.
    Raue, M.
    Rayner, S. M.
    Renaud, M.
    Rieger, F.
    Ripken, J.
    Rob, L.
    Rosier-Lees, S.
    Rowell, G.
    Rudak, B.
    Rulten, C. B.
    Ruppel, J.
    Sahakian, V.
    Santangelo, A.
    Schlickeiser, R.
    Schoeck, F. M.
    Schroeder, R.
    Schwanke, U.
    Schwarzburg, S.
    Schwemmer, S.
    Shalchi, A.
    Skilton, J. L.
    Sol, H.
    Spangler, D.
    Stawarz, L.
    Steenkamp, R.
    Stegmann, C.
    Superina, G.
    Tam, P. H.
    Tavernet, J. -P
    Terrier, R.
    Tibolla, O.
    van Eldik, C.
    Vasileiadis, G.
    Venter, C.
    Vialle, J. P.
    Vincent, P.
    Vivier, M.
    Voelk, H. J.
    Volpe, F.
    Wagner, S. J.
    Ward, M.
    Zdziarski, A. A.
    Zech, A.
    Simultaneous HESS and Chandra observations of Sagitarius A(star) during an X-ray flare2008Inngår i: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 492, nr 1, s. L25-L28Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The rapidly varying (similar to 10 min timescale) non-thermal X-ray emission observed from Sgr A(star) implies that particle acceleration is occuring close to the event horizon of the supermassive black hole. The TeV gamma-ray source HESS J1745-290 is coincident with Sgr A(star) and may be closely related to its X-ray emission. Simultaneous X-ray and TeV observations are required to elucidate the relationship between these objects. We report on joint HESS/Chandra observations performed in July 2005, during which an X-ray flare was detected. Despite a factor of approximate to 9 increase in the X-ray flux of Sgr A(star), no evidence is found for an increase in the TeV gamma-ray flux from this region. We find that an increase in the gamma-ray flux of a factor of 2 or greater can be excluded at a confidence level of 99%. This finding disfavours scenarios in which the keV and TeV emission are associated with the same population of accelerated particles and in which the bulk of the gamma-ray emission is produced within similar to 1014 cm (similar to 100 RS) of the supermassive black hole.

  • 124.
    Ahnen, M. L.
    et al.
    Swiss Fed Inst Technol, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland..
    Ansoldi, S.
    Univ Udine, I-33100 Udine, Italy.;INFN Trieste, I-33100 Udine, Italy.;INFN Pisa, I-56126 Pisa, Italy..
    Antonelli, L. A.
    INAF, Natl Inst Astrophys, I-00136 Rome, Italy..
    Arcaro, C.
    Univ Padua, I-35131 Padua, Italy.;INFN, I-35131 Padua, Italy..
    Babie, A.
    Univ Osijek, Univ Zagreb FER, Univ Split FESB, Croatian MAGIC Consortium,Rudjer Boskov Inst Univ, Zagreb 10000, Croatia..
    Banerjee, B.
    Saha Inst Nucl Phys, 1-AF Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064, India..
    Bangale, P.
    Max Planck Inst Phys & Astrophys, D-80805 Munich, Germany..
    de Almeida, U. Barres
    Univ Udine, I-33100 Udine, Italy.;INFN Trieste, I-33100 Udine, Italy.;Max Planck Inst Phys & Astrophys, D-80805 Munich, Germany.;ICREA & Inst Space Sci CSIC IEEC, Barcelona 08193, Spain..
    Barrio, J. A.
    Univ Complutense, Madrid 28040, Spain..
    Gonzalez, J. Becerra
    Inst Astrofis Canarias, San Cristobal la Laguna 38200, Spain.;Univ La Laguna, Dpto Astrofis, Tenerife, Spain.;Kyoto Univ, Dept Phys, Kyoto 6068501, Japan. CBPF MCTI, Xavier Sigaud 150, BR-22290180 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil..
    Bednarek, W.
    Univ Lodz, PL-90236 Lodz, Poland..
    Bernardini, E.
    Deutsch Elektr Synchrotron DESY, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany.;NASA, Goddard Space Flight Ctr, Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA..
    Berti, A.
    Univ Udine, I-33100 Udine, Italy.;INFN Trieste, I-33100 Udine, Italy.;Univ Maryland, Dept Phys, College Pk, MD 20742 USA..
    Biasuzzi, B.
    Univ Udine, I-33100 Udine, Italy.;INFN Trieste, I-33100 Udine, Italy..
    Biland, A.
    Swiss Fed Inst Technol, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland..
    Blanch, O.
    Barcelona Inst Sci & Technol, IFAE, Campus UAB, Bellaterra 08193, Spain..
    Bonnefoy, S.
    Univ Complutense, Madrid 28040, Spain..
    Bonnoli, G.
    Univ Siena, I-53100 Siena, Italy.;INFN Pisa, I-53100 Siena, Italy..
    Borracci, F.
    Max Planck Inst Phys & Astrophys, D-80805 Munich, Germany..
    Carosi, R.
    Univ Siena, I-53100 Siena, Italy.;INFN Pisa, I-53100 Siena, Italy..
    Carosi, A.
    INAF, Natl Inst Astrophys, I-00136 Rome, Italy..
    Chatterjee, A.
    Saha Inst Nucl Phys, 1-AF Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064, India..
    Colin, P.
    Colombo, E.
    Max Planck Inst Phys & Astrophys, D-80805 Munich, Germany..
    Contreras, J. L.
    Inst Astrofis Canarias, San Cristobal la Laguna 38200, Spain.;Univ La Laguna, Dpto Astrofis, Tenerife, Spain..
    Cortina, J.
    Univ Complutense, Madrid 28040, Spain..
    Covino, S.
    Barcelona Inst Sci & Technol, IFAE, Campus UAB, Bellaterra 08193, Spain..
    Cumani, P.
    INAF, Natl Inst Astrophys, I-00136 Rome, Italy..
    Da Vela, P.
    Univ Siena, I-53100 Siena, Italy.;INFN Pisa, I-53100 Siena, Italy..
    Dazzi, F.
    INAF, Natl Inst Astrophys, I-00136 Rome, Italy..
    De Angelis, A.
    Univ Padua, I-35131 Padua, Italy.;INFN, I-35131 Padua, Italy.;Univ Osijek, Univ Zagreb FER, Univ Split FESB, Croatian MAGIC Consortium,Rudjer Boskov Inst Univ, Zagreb 10000, Croatia..
    De Lotto, B.
    Univ Udine, I-33100 Udine, Italy.;INFN Trieste, I-33100 Udine, Italy..
    Wilhelmi, E. de Ona
    Inst Space Sci CSIC IEEC, Barcelona 08193, Spain..
    Di Pierro, F.
    INAF, Natl Inst Astrophys, I-00136 Rome, Italy..
    Doert, M.
    Tech Univ Dortmund, D-44221 Dortmund, Germany..
    Dominguez, A.
    Univ Complutense, Madrid 28040, Spain..
    Prester, D. Dominis
    Univ Osijek, Univ Zagreb FER, Univ Split FESB, Croatian MAGIC Consortium,Rudjer Boskov Inst Univ, Zagreb 10000, Croatia..
    Dorner, D.
    Univ Wurzburg, D-97074 Wurzburg, Germany.;Univ Wurzburg, D-97074 Wurzburg, Germany..
    Doro, M.
    Univ Padua, I-35131 Padua, Italy.;INFN, I-35131 Padua, Italy..
    Einecke, S.
    Tech Univ Dortmund, D-44221 Dortmund, Germany..
    Glawion, D. Eisenacher
    Univ Wurzburg, D-97074 Wurzburg, Germany.;Univ Wurzburg, D-97074 Wurzburg, Germany..
    Elsaesser, D.
    Tech Univ Dortmund, D-44221 Dortmund, Germany..
    Engelkemeier, M.
    Tech Univ Dortmund, D-44221 Dortmund, Germany..
    Ramazani, V. Fallah
    Univ Oulu, Astron Div, Oulu 90014, Finland..
    Fernandez-Barra, A.
    Barcelona Inst Sci & Technol, IFAE, Campus UAB, Bellaterra 08193, Spain..
    Fidalgo, D.
    Univ Complutense, Madrid 28040, Spain..
    Fonseca, M. V.
    Univ Complutense, Madrid 28040, Spain..
    Font, L.
    Univ Autenoma Barcelona, Unitat Fis Radiat, Dept Fis, Bellaterra 08193, Spain..
    Fruck, C.
    Max Planck Inst Phys & Astrophys, D-80805 Munich, Germany..
    Galindo, D.
    Univ Barcelona, IEEC UB, ICC, Barcelona 08028, Spain..
    Lopez, R. J. Garcia
    Inst Astrofis Canarias, San Cristobal la Laguna 38200, Spain.;Univ La Laguna, Dpto Astrofis, Tenerife, Spain..
    Garczarczyk, M.
    Deutsch Elektr Synchrotron DESY, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany..
    Gaug, M.
    Univ Autenoma Barcelona, Unitat Fis Radiat, Dept Fis, Bellaterra 08193, Spain..
    Giammaria, P.
    INAF, Natl Inst Astrophys, I-00136 Rome, Italy..
    Godinovie, N.
    Univ Osijek, Univ Zagreb FER, Univ Split FESB, Croatian MAGIC Consortium,Rudjer Boskov Inst Univ, Zagreb 10000, Croatia..
    Gora, D.
    Deutsch Elektr Synchrotron DESY, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany..
    Griffiths, S.
    Barcelona Inst Sci & Technol, IFAE, Campus UAB, Bellaterra 08193, Spain..
    Guberman, D.
    Barcelona Inst Sci & Technol, IFAE, Campus UAB, Bellaterra 08193, Spain..
    Hadasch, D.
    Univ Tokyo, ICRR, Japanese MAGIC Consortium, Dept Phys, Tokushima 7708501, Japan..
    Hahn, A.
    Max Planck Inst Phys & Astrophys, D-80805 Munich, Germany..
    Hassan, T.
    Barcelona Inst Sci & Technol, IFAE, Campus UAB, Bellaterra 08193, Spain..
    Hayashida, M.
    Univ Tokyo, ICRR, Japanese MAGIC Consortium, Dept Phys, Tokushima 7708501, Japan..
    Herrera, J.
    Inst Astrofis Canarias, San Cristobal la Laguna 38200, Spain.;Univ La Laguna, Dpto Astrofis, Tenerife, Spain..
    Hose, J.
    Max Planck Inst Phys & Astrophys, D-80805 Munich, Germany..
    Hrupec, D.
    Univ Osijek, Univ Zagreb FER, Univ Split FESB, Croatian MAGIC Consortium,Rudjer Boskov Inst Univ, Zagreb 10000, Croatia..
    Hughes, G.
    Swiss Fed Inst Technol, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland..
    Ishio, K.
    Max Planck Inst Phys & Astrophys, D-80805 Munich, Germany..
    Konno, Y.
    Univ Tokyo, ICRR, Japanese MAGIC Consortium, Dept Phys, Tokushima 7708501, Japan..
    Kubo, H.
    Univ Tokyo, ICRR, Japanese MAGIC Consortium, Dept Phys, Tokushima 7708501, Japan..
    Kushida, J.
    Univ Tokyo, ICRR, Japanese MAGIC Consortium, Dept Phys, Tokushima 7708501, Japan..
    Kuvezdie, D.
    Univ Osijek, Univ Zagreb FER, Univ Split FESB, Croatian MAGIC Consortium,Rudjer Boskov Inst Univ, Zagreb 10000, Croatia..
    Lelas, D.
    Univ Osijek, Univ Zagreb FER, Univ Split FESB, Croatian MAGIC Consortium,Rudjer Boskov Inst Univ, Zagreb 10000, Croatia..
    Lindfors, E.
    Univ Oulu, Astron Div, Oulu 90014, Finland..
    Lombardi, S.
    INAF, Natl Inst Astrophys, I-00136 Rome, Italy..
    Longo, F.
    Univ Udine, I-33100 Udine, Italy.;INFN Trieste, I-33100 Udine, Italy.;Univ Maryland, Dept Phys, College Pk, MD 20742 USA..
    Lopez, M.
    Univ Complutense, Madrid 28040, Spain..
    Lopez-Oramas, A.
    Barcelona Inst Sci & Technol, IFAE, Campus UAB, Bellaterra 08193, Spain.;CEA Saclay, WuServ Astrophys, Univ Paris Diderot, Lab AIM,UMR 7158 CEA DSM CNRS, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, France..
    Majumdar, P.
    Saha Inst Nucl Phys, 1-AF Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064, India..
    Makariev, M.
    Univ Tokushima, Tokai Univ, Kyoto Univ, Hakubi Ctr, Tokushima 7708501, Japan..
    Maneva, G.
    Univ Tokushima, Tokai Univ, Kyoto Univ, Hakubi Ctr, Tokushima 7708501, Japan..
    Manganaro, M.
    Inst Astrofis Canarias, San Cristobal la Laguna 38200, Spain.;Univ La Laguna, Dpto Astrofis, Tenerife, Spain..
    Mannheim, K.
    Univ Wurzburg, D-97074 Wurzburg, Germany.;Univ Wurzburg, D-97074 Wurzburg, Germany..
    Maraschi, L.
    INAF, Natl Inst Astrophys, I-00136 Rome, Italy..
    Mariotti, M.
    Univ Udine, I-33100 Udine, Italy.;INFN Trieste, I-33100 Udine, Italy.;Univ Maryland, Dept Phys, College Pk, MD 20742 USA..
    Martinez, M.
    Univ Complutense, Madrid 28040, Spain..
    Mazin, D.
    Barcelona Inst Sci & Technol, IFAE, Campus UAB, Bellaterra 08193, Spain.;CEA Saclay, WuServ Astrophys, Univ Paris Diderot, Lab AIM,UMR 7158 CEA DSM CNRS, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, France..
    Menzel, U.
    Max Planck Inst Phys & Astrophys, D-80805 Munich, Germany..
    Minev, M.
    Univ Tokushima, Tokai Univ, Kyoto Univ, Hakubi Ctr, Tokushima 7708501, Japan..
    Mirzoyan, R.
    Max Planck Inst Phys & Astrophys, D-80805 Munich, Germany..
    Moralejo, A.
    Barcelona Inst Sci & Technol, IFAE, Campus UAB, Bellaterra 08193, Spain..
    Moreno, V.
    Univ Autenoma Barcelona, Unitat Fis Radiat, Dept Fis, Bellaterra 08193, Spain..
    Moretti, E.
    Max Planck Inst Phys & Astrophys, D-80805 Munich, Germany..
    Munar-Adrover, P.
    Univ Barcelona, IEEC UB, ICC, Barcelona 08028, Spain.;North West Univ, Ctr Space Res, ZA-2520 Potchefstroom, South Africa..
    Neustroev, V.
    Univ Oulu, Astron Div, Oulu 90014, Finland..
    Niedzwiecki, A.
    Univ Lodz, PL-90236 Lodz, Poland..
    Rosillo, M. Nievas
    Univ Complutense, Madrid 28040, Spain..
    Nilsson, K.
    Univ Oulu, Astron Div, Oulu 90014, Finland.;Univ Trieste, Trieste, Italy.;FINCA, Turku, Finland..
    Nishijima, K.
    Univ Tokyo, ICRR, Japanese MAGIC Consortium, Dept Phys, Tokushima 7708501, Japan..
    Noda, K.
    Max Planck Inst Phys & Astrophys, D-80805 Munich, Germany..
    Nogues, L.
    Barcelona Inst Sci & Technol, IFAE, Campus UAB, Bellaterra 08193, Spain..
    Paiano, S.
    Univ Padua, I-35131 Padua, Italy.;INFN, I-35131 Padua, Italy..
    Palacio, J.
    Barcelona Inst Sci & Technol, IFAE, Campus UAB, Bellaterra 08193, Spain..
    Paneque, D.
    Max Planck Inst Phys & Astrophys, D-80805 Munich, Germany..
    Paoletti, R.
    Univ Siena, I-53100 Siena, Italy.;INFN Pisa, I-53100 Siena, Italy..
    Paredes, J. M.
    Univ Barcelona, IEEC UB, ICC, Barcelona 08028, Spain..
    Paredes-Fortuny, X.
    Univ Barcelona, IEEC UB, ICC, Barcelona 08028, Spain..
    Pedaletti, G.
    Deutsch Elektr Synchrotron DESY, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany..
    Peresano, M.
    Univ Udine, I-33100 Udine, Italy.;INFN Trieste, I-33100 Udine, Italy..
    Perri, L.
    INAF, Natl Inst Astrophys, I-00136 Rome, Italy..
    Persic, M.
    Univ Udine, I-33100 Udine, Italy.;INFN Trieste, I-33100 Udine, Italy.;Univ Bologna, INAF Trieste, I-40126 Bologna, Italy.;Univ Bologna, Dept Phys & Astron, I-40126 Bologna, Italy..
    Moroni, P. G. Prada
    Inst Nucl Energy Res, Sofia 1784, Bulgaria..
    Prandini, E.
    Univ Padua, I-35131 Padua, Italy.;INFN, I-35131 Padua, Italy..
    Puljak, I.
    Univ Osijek, Univ Zagreb FER, Univ Split FESB, Croatian MAGIC Consortium,Rudjer Boskov Inst Univ, Zagreb 10000, Croatia..
    Garcia, J. R.
    Max Planck Inst Phys & Astrophys, D-80805 Munich, Germany..
    Reichardt, I.
    Univ Padua, I-35131 Padua, Italy.;INFN, I-35131 Padua, Italy..
    Rhode, W.
    Tech Univ Dortmund, D-44221 Dortmund, Germany..
    Riti, M.
    Univ Barcelona, IEEC UB, ICC, Barcelona 08028, Spain..
    Rico, J.
    Barcelona Inst Sci & Technol, IFAE, Campus UAB, Bellaterra 08193, Spain..
    Saito, T.
    Univ Tokyo, ICRR, Japanese MAGIC Consortium, Dept Phys, Tokushima 7708501, Japan..
    Satalecka, K.
    Deutsch Elektr Synchrotron DESY, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany..
    Schroeder, S.
    Tech Univ Dortmund, D-44221 Dortmund, Germany..
    Schweizer, T.
    Max Planck Inst Phys & Astrophys, D-80805 Munich, Germany..
    Shore, S. N.
    Inst Nucl Energy Res, Sofia 1784, Bulgaria..
    Sillanpaa, A.
    Univ Complutense, Madrid 28040, Spain..
    Sitarek, J.
    Univ Lodz, PL-90236 Lodz, Poland..
    S'nidarie, I.
    Univ Osijek, Univ Zagreb FER, Univ Split FESB, Croatian MAGIC Consortium,Rudjer Boskov Inst Univ, Zagreb 10000, Croatia..
    Sobczynskall, D.
    Univ Lodz, PL-90236 Lodz, Poland..
    Stamerra, A.
    INAF, Natl Inst Astrophys, I-00136 Rome, Italy..
    Strzys, M.
    Max Planck Inst Phys & Astrophys, D-80805 Munich, Germany..
    Surie, T.
    Univ Osijek, Univ Zagreb FER, Univ Split FESB, Croatian MAGIC Consortium,Rudjer Boskov Inst Univ, Zagreb 10000, Croatia..
    Takalo, L.
    Univ Oulu, Astron Div, Oulu 90014, Finland..
    Tavecchio, F.
    INAF, Natl Inst Astrophys, I-00136 Rome, Italy..
    Temnikov, P.
    Univ Tokushima, Tokai Univ, Kyoto Univ, Hakubi Ctr, Tokushima 7708501, Japan..
    Terzie, T.
    Univ Osijek, Univ Zagreb FER, Univ Split FESB, Croatian MAGIC Consortium,Rudjer Boskov Inst Univ, Zagreb 10000, Croatia..
    Tescaro, D.
    Univ Padua, I-35131 Padua, Italy.;INFN, I-35131 Padua, Italy..
    Teshima, M.
    Max Planck Inst Phys & Astrophys, D-80805 Munich, Germany.;Univ Maryland, Dept Astron, College Pk, MD 20742 USA.;Humboldt Univ, Inst Phys, Newtonstr 15, D-12489 Berlin, Germany..
    Torres, D. F.
    Univ Pisa, I-56126 Pisa, Italy..
    Torres-Alla, N.
    Univ Barcelona, IEEC UB, ICC, Barcelona 08028, Spain..
    Treves, A.
    Univ Udine, I-33100 Udine, Italy.;INFN Trieste, I-33100 Udine, Italy.;Inst Space & Astronaut Sci, Japan Aerpspace Explorat Agcy JAXA, Kanagawa 2298510, Japan..
    Vanzo, G.
    Inst Astrofis Canarias, San Cristobal la Laguna 38200, Spain.;Univ La Laguna, Dpto Astrofis, Tenerife, Spain..
    Acosta, M. Vazquez
    Inst Astrofis Canarias, San Cristobal la Laguna 38200, Spain.;Univ La Laguna, Dpto Astrofis, Tenerife, Spain..
    Vovk, I.
    Max Planck Inst Phys & Astrophys, D-80805 Munich, Germany..
    Ward, J. E.
    Barcelona Inst Sci & Technol, IFAE, Campus UAB, Bellaterra 08193, Spain..
    Will, M.
    Inst Astrofis Canarias, San Cristobal la Laguna 38200, Spain.;Univ La Laguna, Dpto Astrofis, Tenerife, Spain..
    Wu, M. H.
    Inst Space Sci CSIC IEEC, Barcelona 08193, Spain..
    Zarie, D.
    Univ Osijek, Univ Zagreb FER, Univ Split FESB, Croatian MAGIC Consortium,Rudjer Boskov Inst Univ, Zagreb 10000, Croatia..
    Abdalla, H.
    North West Univ, Ctr Space Res, ZA-2520 Potchefstroom, South Africa..
    Abramowski, A.
    Univ Hamburg, Inst Experimentalphys, D-22761 Hamburg, Germany..
    Aharonian, F.
    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany.;Dublin Inst Adv Studies, 31 Fitzwilliam Pl, Dublin 2, Ireland.;Natl Acad Sci Republ Armenia, Marshall Baghramian Ave 24, Yerevan 0019, Armenia..
    Benkhali, F. Ait
    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
    Akhperjanian, A. G.
    Natl Acad Sci Republ Armenia, Marshall Baghramian Ave 24, Yerevan 0019, Armenia.;Yerevan Phys Inst, 2 Alikhanian Bros St, Yerevan 375036, Armenia..
    Andersson, T.
    Ruhr Univ Bochum, Weltraum & Astrophys, Inst Theoret Phys, D-44780 Bochum, Germany..
    Angtiner, E. O.
    Instytut Fizyki Jadrowej PAN, Ul Radzikowskiego 152, PL-31342 Krakow, Poland..
    Arakawa, M.
    Rikkyo Univ, Dept Phys, Toshima Ku, 3-34-1 Nishi Ikebukuro, Tokyo 1718501, Japan..
    Arrieta, M.
    Univ Paris Diderot, CNRS, PSL Res Univ, LUTH,Observat Paris, F-92190 Meudon, France..
    Aubert, P.
    Univ Savoie Mont Blanc, Lab Annecy Le Vieux Phys Particules, CNRS IN2P3, F-74941 Annecy, France..
    Backes, M.
    Univ Namibia, Dept Phys, 13301 Private Bag, Windhoek, Namibia..
    Balzer, A.
    Univ Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Barnard, M.
    North West Univ, Ctr Space Res, ZA-2520 Potchefstroom, South Africa..
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för fysik och elektroteknik (IFE).
    Tjus, J. Becker
    Ruhr Univ Bochum, Weltraum & Astrophys, Inst Theoret Phys, D-44780 Bochum, Germany..
    Berge, D.
    Instytut Fizyki Jadrowej PAN, Ul Radzikowskiego 152, PL-31342 Krakow, Poland..
    Bernhard, S.
    Univ Amsterdam, Inst High Energy Phys, Sci Pk 904, NL-1098 XH Amsterdam, Netherlands..
    Bernlohr, K.
    Leopold Franzens Univ Innsbruck, Inst Astro & Teilchenphys, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria..
    Blackwell, R.
    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
    Bottcher, M.
    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
    Boisson, C.
    Univ Adelaide, Sch Phys Sci, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia..
    Bolmont, J.
    North West Univ, Ctr Space Res, ZA-2520 Potchefstroom, South Africa..
    Bordas, P.
    Univ Paris Diderot, CNRS, PSL Res Univ, LUTH,Observat Paris, F-92190 Meudon, France..
    Bregeon, J.
    Sorbonne Paris Cite, Univ Paris 06, Univ Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Univ,LPNHE, 4 Pl Jussieu, F-75252 Paris 5, France..
    Brun, F.
    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
    Brun, P.
    Sorbonne Paris Cite, Univ Paris 06, Univ Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Univ,LPNHE, 4 Pl Jussieu, F-75252 Paris 5, France..
    Bryan, M.
    Univ Montpellier, Lab Univ & Particules Montpellier, CNRS IN2P3, CC 72,Pl Eugene Bataillon, F-34095 Montpellier 5, France..
    Btichele, M.
    Univ Witwatersrand, Sch Phys, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, ZA-2050 Johannesburg, South Africa..
    Bulik, T.
    Univ Savoie Mont Blanc, Lab Annecy Le Vieux Phys Particules, CNRS IN2P3, F-74941 Annecy, France..
    Capasso, M.
    Sorbonne Paris Cite, Univ Paris 06, Univ Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Univ,LPNHE, 4 Pl Jussieu, F-75252 Paris 5, France..
    Carr, J.
    Univ Tubingen, Inst Astron & Astrophys, Sand 1, D-72076 Tubingen, Germany..
    Casanova, S.
    Univ Witwatersrand, Sch Phys, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, ZA-2050 Johannesburg, South Africa..
    Cerruti, M.
    Heidelberg Univ, Landessternwarte, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany..
    Chakraborty, N.
    Univ Bordeaux, CNRS IN2P3, Ctr Etudes Nucl Bordeaux Gradignan, F-33175 Gradignan, France..
    Chalme-Calvet, R.
    Stockholm Univ, Dept Phys, Oskar Klein Ctr, Albanova Univ Ctr, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Chaves, R. C. G.
    Univ Tubingen, Inst Astron & Astrophys, Sand 1, D-72076 Tubingen, Germany..
    Chen, A.
    Univ Witwatersrand, Sch Phys, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, ZA-2050 Johannesburg, South Africa..
    Chevalier, J.
    Univ Savoie Mont Blanc, Lab Annecy Le Vieux Phys Particules, CNRS IN2P3, F-74941 Annecy, France..
    Chretien, M.
    Sorbonne Paris Cite, Univ Paris 06, Univ Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Univ,LPNHE, 4 Pl Jussieu, F-75252 Paris 5, France..
    Coffaro, M.
    Univ Tubingen, Inst Astron & Astrophys, Sand 1, D-72076 Tubingen, Germany..
    Colafrancesco, S.
    Univ Witwatersrand, Sch Phys, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, ZA-2050 Johannesburg, South Africa..
    Cologna, G.
    Condon, B.
    Univ Bordeaux, CNRS IN2P3, Ctr Etudes Nucl Bordeaux Gradignan, F-33175 Gradignan, France..
    Conrad, J.
    Stockholm Univ, Dept Phys, Oskar Klein Ctr, Albanova Univ Ctr, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Cui, Y.
    Univ Tubingen, Inst Astron & Astrophys, Sand 1, D-72076 Tubingen, Germany..
    Davids, I. D.
    North West Univ, Ctr Space Res, ZA-2520 Potchefstroom, South Africa.;Univ Namibia, Dept Phys, 13301 Private Bag, Windhoek, Namibia..
    Decock, J.
    CEA Saclay, DSM Irfu, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, France. Univ Warsaw, Astron Observ, Al Ujazdowskie 4, PL-00478 Warsaw, Poland..
    Degrange, B.
    Ecole Polytech, Lab Leprince Ringuet, CNRS IN2P3, F-91128 Palaiseau, France..
    Dei, C.
    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
    Devin, J.
    Univ Montpellier, Lab Univ & Particules Montpellier, CNRS IN2P3, CC 72,Pl Eugene Bataillon, F-34095 Montpellier 5, France..
    Dewilt, P.
    Univ Adelaide, Sch Phys Sci, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia..
    Dirson, L.
    Univ Hamburg, Inst Experimentalphys, D-22761 Hamburg, Germany..
    Djannati-Atai, A.
    Sorbonne Paris Cite, Observ Paris, Univ Paris Diderot, APC,CNRS IN2P3,CEA Irfu, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France..
    Domainko, W.
    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
    Donath, A.
    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
    Drury, L. O 'C.
    Dutson, K.
    Univ Leicester, Dept Phys & Astron, Univ Rd, Leicester LE1 7RH, Leics, England..
    Dyks, J.
    Polish Acad Sci, Nicolaus Copernicus Astron Ctr, Ul Bartycka 18, PL-00716 Warsaw, Poland..
    Edwards, T.
    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
    Egberts, K.
    Univ Potsdam, Inst Phys & Astron, Karl Liebknecht Str 24-25, D-14476 Potsdam, Germany..
    Eger, P.
    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
    Ernenwein, J. -P
    Eschbach, S.
    Friedrich Alexander Univ Erlangen Ntirnberg, Ctr Astroparticle Phys, Erwin Rommel Str 1, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany..
    Farnier, C.
    Ruhr Univ Bochum, Weltraum & Astrophys, Inst Theoret Phys, D-44780 Bochum, Germany.;Stockholm Univ, Dept Phys, Oskar Klein Ctr, Albanova Univ Ctr, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Fegan, S.
    Ecole Polytech, Lab Leprince Ringuet, CNRS IN2P3, F-91128 Palaiseau, France..
    Fernandes, M. V.
    Univ Hamburg, Inst Experimentalphys, D-22761 Hamburg, Germany..
    Fiasson, A.
    Univ Savoie Mont Blanc, Lab Annecy Le Vieux Phys Particules, CNRS IN2P3, F-74941 Annecy, France..
    Fontaine, G.
    Ecole Polytech, Lab Leprince Ringuet, CNRS IN2P3, F-91128 Palaiseau, France..
    Forster, A.
    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
    Funk, S.
    Friedrich Alexander Univ Erlangen Ntirnberg, Ctr Astroparticle Phys, Erwin Rommel Str 1, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany..
    Ftifiling, M.
    DESY, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany..
    Gabici, S.
    Sorbonne Paris Cite, Observ Paris, Univ Paris Diderot, APC,CNRS IN2P3,CEA Irfu, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France..
    Gajdus, M.
    Humboldt Univ, Inst Phys, Newtonstr. 15, D-12489 Berlin, Germany..
    Gallant, Y. A.
    Univ Montpellier, Lab Univ & Particules Montpellier, CNRS IN2P3, CC 72,Pl Eugene Bataillon, F-34095 Montpellier 5, France..
    Garrigoux, T.
    North West Univ, Ctr Space Res, ZA-2520 Potchefstroom, South Africa..
    Giavitto, G.
    DESY, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany..
    Giebels, B.
    Ecole Polytech, Lab Leprince Ringuet, CNRS IN2P3, F-91128 Palaiseau, France..
    Glicenstein, J. F.
    CEA Saclay, DSM Irfu, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, France. Univ Warsaw, Astron Observ, Al Ujazdowskie 4, PL-00478 Warsaw, Poland..
    Gottschal, D.
    Univ Tubingen, Inst Astron & Astrophys, Sand 1, D-72076 Tubingen, Germany..
    Goya, A.
    Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Obserwatorium Astronomiczne, Ul Orla 171, PL-30244 Krakow, Poland..
    Grondin, M. -H
    Hahn, J.
    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
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    DESY, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany..
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    Univ Adelaide, Sch Phys Sci, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia..
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    Univ Hamburg, Inst Experimentalphys, D-22761 Hamburg, Germany..
    Henri, G.
    Univ Grenoble Alpes, IPAG, F-38000 Grenoble, France.;CNRS, IPAG, F-38000 Grenoble, France..
    Hermann, G.
    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
    Hervet, O.
    Univ Paris Diderot, CNRS, PSL Res Univ, LUTH,Observat Paris, F-92190 Meudon, France.;Univ Calif Santa Cruz, Dept Phys, Santa Cruz Inst Particle Phys, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA..
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    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
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    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
    Hoischen, C.
    Univ Potsdam, Inst Phys & Astron, Karl Liebknecht Str 24-25, D-14476 Potsdam, Germany..
    Holler, M.
    Ecole Polytech, Lab Leprince Ringuet, CNRS IN2P3, F-91128 Palaiseau, France..
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    Univ Hamburg, Inst Experimentalphys, D-22761 Hamburg, Germany..
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    North West Univ, Ctr Space Res, ZA-2520 Potchefstroom, South Africa.;Instytut Fizyki Jadrowej PAN, Ul Radzikowskiego 152, PL-31342 Krakow, Poland.;Stockholm Univ, Dept Phys, Oskar Klein Ctr, Albanova Univ Ctr, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden.;Ecole Polytech, Lab Leprince Ringuet, CNRS IN2P3, F-91128 Palaiseau, France.;Inst Space & Astronaut Sci, Japan Aerpspace Explorat Agcy JAXA, Kanagawa 2298510, Japan..
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    Rikkyo Univ, Dept Phys, Toshima Ku, 3-34-1 Nishi Ikebukuro, Tokyo 1718501, Japan..
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    Sorbonne Paris Cite, Univ Paris 06, Univ Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Univ,LPNHE, 4 Pl Jussieu, F-75252 Paris 5, France..
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    Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Obserwatorium Astronomiczne, Ul Orla 171, PL-30244 Krakow, Poland..
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    Polish Acad Sci, Nicolaus Copernicus Astron Ctr, Ul Bartycka 18, PL-00716 Warsaw, Poland..
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    Friedrich Alexander Univ Erlangen Ntirnberg, Ctr Astroparticle Phys, Erwin Rommel Str 1, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany..
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    Heidelberg Univ, Landessternwarte, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany..
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    Univ Witwatersrand, Sch Phys, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, ZA-2050 Johannesburg, South Africa..
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    Friedrich Alexander Univ Erlangen Ntirnberg, Ctr Astroparticle Phys, Erwin Rommel Str 1, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany..
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    Sorbonne Paris Cite, Observ Paris, Univ Paris Diderot, APC,CNRS IN2P3,CEA Irfu, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France..
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    Friedrich Alexander Univ Erlangen Ntirnberg, Ctr Astroparticle Phys, Erwin Rommel Str 1, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany..
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    Univ Hamburg, Inst Experimentalphys, D-22761 Hamburg, Germany..
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    Nicolaus Copernicus Univ, Fac Phys Astron & Informat, Ctr Astron, Grudziadzka 5, PL-87100 Torun, Poland..
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    Inst Space & Astronaut Sci, Japan Aerpspace Explorat Agcy JAXA, Kanagawa 2298510, Japan..
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    Friedrich Alexander Univ Erlangen Ntirnberg, Ctr Astroparticle Phys, Erwin Rommel Str 1, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany..
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    Sorbonne Paris Cite, Univ Paris 06, Univ Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Univ,LPNHE, 4 Pl Jussieu, F-75252 Paris 5, France..
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    Rikkyo Univ, Dept Phys, Toshima Ku, 3-34-1 Nishi Ikebukuro, Tokyo 1718501, Japan..
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    Sorbonne Paris Cite, Observ Paris, Univ Paris Diderot, APC,CNRS IN2P3,CEA Irfu, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France..
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    Sorbonne Paris Cite, Univ Paris 06, Univ Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Univ,LPNHE, 4 Pl Jussieu, F-75252 Paris 5, France..
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    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
    Klepser, S.
    DESY, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany..
    Klochkov, D.
    Univ Tubingen, Inst Astron & Astrophys, Sand 1, D-72076 Tubingen, Germany..
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    Polish Acad Sci, Nicolaus Copernicus Astron Ctr, Ul Bartycka 18, PL-00716 Warsaw, Poland..
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    Univ Witwatersrand, Sch Phys, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, ZA-2050 Johannesburg, South Africa..
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    Univ Witwatersrand, Sch Phys, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, ZA-2050 Johannesburg, South Africa..
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    CEA Saclay, DSM Irfu, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, France. Univ Warsaw, Astron Observ, Al Ujazdowskie 4, PL-00478 Warsaw, Poland..
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    Univ Amsterdam, GRAPPA, Astron Inst Anton Pannekoek, Sci Pk 904, NL-1098 XH Amsterdam, Netherlands..
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    Friedrich Alexander Univ Erlangen Ntirnberg, Ctr Astroparticle Phys, Erwin Rommel Str 1, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany..
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    North West Univ, Ctr Space Res, ZA-2520 Potchefstroom, South Africa..
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    Univ Bordeaux, CNRS IN2P3, Ctr Etudes Nucl Bordeaux Gradignan, F-33175 Gradignan, France..
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    Univ Savoie Mont Blanc, Lab Annecy Le Vieux Phys Particules, CNRS IN2P3, F-74941 Annecy, France..
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    Univ Adelaide, Sch Phys Sci, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia..
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    Univ Paris Diderot, CNRS, PSL Res Univ, LUTH,Observat Paris, F-92190 Meudon, France..
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    CEA Saclay, DSM Irfu, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, France. Univ Warsaw, Astron Observ, Al Ujazdowskie 4, PL-00478 Warsaw, Poland..
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    Sorbonne Paris Cite, Observ Paris, Univ Paris Diderot, APC,CNRS IN2P3,CEA Irfu, 10 Rue Alice Domon & Leonie Duquet, F-75205 Paris 13, France..
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    Saha Inst Nucl Phys, 1-AF Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064, India.;Univ Bordeaux, CNRS IN2P3, Ctr Etudes Nucl Bordeaux Gradignan, F-33175 Gradignan, France.;Univ Potsdam, Inst Phys & Astron, Karl Liebknecht Str 24-25, D-14476 Potsdam, Germany..
    Lenain, J. -P
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    CEA Saclay, DSM Irfu, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, France. Univ Warsaw, Astron Observ, Al Ujazdowskie 4, PL-00478 Warsaw, Poland..
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    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
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    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
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    DESY, D-15738 Zeuthen, Germany..
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    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
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    Univ Montpellier, Lab Univ & Particules Montpellier, CNRS IN2P3, CC 72,Pl Eugene Bataillon, F-34095 Montpellier 5, France..
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    Ecole Polytech, Lab Leprince Ringuet, CNRS IN2P3, F-91128 Palaiseau, France..
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    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
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    Univ Savoie Mont Blanc, Lab Annecy Le Vieux Phys Particules, CNRS IN2P3, F-74941 Annecy, France..
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    Univ Adelaide, Sch Phys Sci, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia..
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    Humboldt Univ, Inst Phys, Newtonstr. 15, D-12489 Berlin, Germany.;Univ Namibia, Dept Phys, 13301 Private Bag, Windhoek, Namibia..
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    Univ Free State, Dept Phys, POB 339, ZA-9300 Bloemfontein, South Africa..
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    Stockholm Univ, Dept Phys, Oskar Klein Ctr, Albanova Univ Ctr, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden..
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    Max Planck Inst Kernphys, POB 103980, D-69029 Heidelberg, Germany..
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    Polish Acad Sci, Nicolaus Copernicus Astron Ctr, Ul Bartycka 18, PL-00716 Warsaw, Poland..
    Mitche, A. M. W.
    Heidelberg Univ, Landessternwarte, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany..
    Moderski, R.
    Friedrich Alexander Univ Erlangen Ntirnberg, Ctr Astroparticle Phys, Erwin Rommel Str 1, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany..
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    Stockholm Univ, Dept Phys, Oskar Klein Ctr, Albanova Univ Ctr, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden..
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    Friedrich Alexander Univ Erlangen Ntirnberg, Ctr Astroparticle Phys, Erwin Rommel Str 1, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany..
    Mora, K.
    Stockholm Univ, Dept Phys, Oskar Klein Ctr, Albanova Univ Ctr, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden..
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    CEA Saclay, DSM Irfu, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, France. Univ Warsaw, Astron Observ, Al Ujazdowskie 4, PL-00478 Warsaw, Poland..
    Prokhorov, Dmitry
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för fysik och elektroteknik (IFE).
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    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för teknik (FTK), Institutionen för fysik och elektroteknik (IFE).
    Constraints on particle acceleration in SS433/W50 from MAGIC and HESS observations2018Inngår i: Astronomy and Astrophysics, ISSN 0004-6361, E-ISSN 1432-0746, Vol. 612, artikkel-id A14Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Context. The large jet kinetic power and non-thermal processes occurring in the microquasar SS 433 make this source a good candidate for a very high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray emitter. Gamma-ray fluxes above the sensitivity limits of current Cherenkov telescopes have been predicted for both the central X-ray binary system and the interaction regions of SS 433 jets with the surrounding W50 nebula. Non-thermal emission at lower energies has been previously reported, indicating that efficient particle acceleration is taking place in the system. Aims. We explore the capability of SS 433 to emit VHE gamma rays during periods in which the expected flux attenuation due to periodic eclipses (P-orb similar to 13.1 days) and precession of the circumstellar disk (P-pre similar to 162 days) periodically covering the central binary system is expected to be at its minimum. The eastern and western SS 433/W50 interaction regions are also examined using the whole data set available. We aim to constrain some theoretical models previously developed for this system with our observations. Methods. We made use of dedicated observations from the Major Atmospheric Gamma Imaging Cherenkov telescopes (MAGIC) and High Energy Spectroscopic System (H.E.S.S.) of SS 433 taken from 2006 to 2011. These observation were combined for the first time and accounted for a total effective observation time of 16.5 h, which were scheduled considering the expected phases of minimum absorption of the putative VHE emission. Gamma-ray attenuation does not affect the jet/medium interaction regions. In this case, the analysis of a larger data set amounting to similar to 40-80 h, depending on the region, was employed. Results. No evidence of VHE gamma-ray emission either from the central binary system or from the eastern/western interaction regions was found. Upper limits were computed for the combined data set. Differential fluxes from the central system are found to be less than or similar to 10(-12)-10(-13) TeV-1 cm(-2) s(-1) in an energy interval ranging from similar to few x 100 GeV to similar to few TeV. Integral flux limits down to similar to 10(-12)-10(-13) ph cm(-2) s(-1) and similar to 10(-13)-10(-14) ph cm(-2) s(-1) are obtained at 300 and 800 GeV, respectively. Our results are used to place constraints on the particle acceleration fraction at the inner jet regions and on the physics of the jet/medium interactions. Conclusions. Our findings suggest that the fraction of the jet kinetic power that is transferred to relativistic protons must be relatively small in SS 433, q(p) <= 2.5 x 10(-5), to explain the lack of TeV and neutrino emission from the central system. At the SS 433/W50 interface, the presence of magnetic fields greater than or similar to 10 mu G is derived assuming a synchrotron origin for the observed X-ray emission. This also implies the presence of high-energy electrons with E-e up to 50 TeV, preventing an efficient production of gamma-ray fluxes in these interaction regions.

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    Long-term TeV and X-ray Observations of the Gamma-ray Binary HESS J0632+0572014Inngår i: Astrophysical Journal, ISSN 0004-637X, E-ISSN 1538-4357, Vol. 780, nr 2, artikkel-id 168Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    HESS J0632+057 is the only gamma-ray binary known so far whose position in the sky allows observations with ground-based observatories in both thenorthern and southern hemispheres. Here we report on long-term observations of HESS J0632+057 conducted with the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System and High Energy Stereoscopic System Cherenkov telescopes and the X-ray satellite Swift, spanning a time range from 2004 to 2012 and covering most of the system's orbit. The very-high-energy (VHE) emission is found to be variable and is correlated with that at X-ray energies. An orbital period of 315(-4)(+6) days is derived from the X-ray data set, which is compatible with previous results, P = (321 +/- 5) days. The VHE light curve shows a distinct maximum at orbital phases close to 0.3, or about 100 days after periastron passage, which coincides with the periodic enhancement of the X-rayemission. Furthermore, the analysis of the TeV data shows for the first time a statistically significant (> 6.5 sigma) detection at orbital phases 0.6-0.9. Theobtained gamma-ray and X-ray light curves and the correlation of the source emission at these two energy bands are discussed in the context of the recent ephemeris obtained for the system. Our results are compared to those reported for other gamma-ray binaries.

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    Orth, C
    Osteria, G
    Ouchrif, M
    Palamara, O
    Parlati, S
    Patera, V
    Patrizii, L
    Pazzi, R
    Peck, C W
    Pellizzoni, G
    Perchiazzi, M
    Perrone, L
    Petrakis, J
    Petrera, S
    Pignatano, N
    Pinto, C
    Pistilli, P
    Popa, V
    Raino, A
    Reynoldson, J
    Ronga, F
    Rrhioua, A
    Sacchetti, A
    Saggese, P
    Satriano, C
    Satta, L
    Scapparone, E
    Scholberg, K
    Sciubba, A
    Serra, P
    Sioli, M
    Sirri, G
    Sitta, M
    Sondergaard, S
    Spinelli, P
    Spinetti, M
    Spurio, M
    Stalio, S
    Steinberg, R
    Stone, J L
    Sulak, L R
    Surdo, A
    Tarle, G
    Togo, V
    Vakili, M
    Valieri, C
    Walter, C W
    Webb, R
    Zaccheo, N
    The MACRO detector at Gran Sasso2002Inngår i: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, E-ISSN 1872-9576, Vol. 486, nr 3, s. 663-707Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    MACRO was an experiment that ran in the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso from 1988 to 2000. Its principal goal was to observe magnetic monopoles or set significantly lower experimental flux limits than had been previously available in the velocity range from about beta = 10(-4) to unity. In addition it made a variety of other observations. Examples are: setting flux limits on other so far unobserved particles such as nuclearites and lightly ionizing particles, searching for WIMP annihilations in the Earth and the Sun and for neutrino bursts from stellar collapses in or near our Galaxy, and making measurements relevant to high energy muon and neutrino astronomy and of the flux of up-going muons as a function of nadir angle showing evidence for neutrino oscillations. The apparatus consisted of three principal types of detectors: liquid scintillator counters, limited streamer tubes, and nuclear track etch detectors. In addition, over part of its area it contained a transition radiation detector. The general design philosophy emphasized redundancy and complementarity. This paper describes the technical aspects of the complete MACRO detector, its operational performance, and the techniques used to calibrate it and verify its proper operation. It supplements a previously published paper which described the first portion of the detector that was built and operated. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 127. Ambrosio, M
    et al.
    Antolini, R
    Auriemma, G
    Bakari, D
    Baldini, A
    Barbarino, G C
    Barish, B C
    Battistoni, G
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Università di Bologna .
    Bellotti, R
    Bemporad, C
    Bernardini, P
    Bilokon, H
    Bisi, V
    Bloise, C
    Bower, C
    Brigida, M
    Bussino, S
    Cafagna, F
    Calicchio, M
    Campana, D
    Carboni, M
    Caruso, R
    Cecchini, S
    Cei, F
    Chiarella, V
    Choudhary, B C
    Coutu, S
    De Cataldo, G
    Dekhissi, H
    De Marzo, C
    De Mitri, I
    Derkaoui, J
    De Vincenzi, M
    Di Credico, A
    Erriquez, O
    Favuzzi, C
    Forti, C
    Fusco, P
    Giacomelli, G
    Giannini, G
    Giglietto, N
    Giorgini, M
    Grassi, M
    Gray, L
    Grillo, A
    Guarino, F
    Gustavino, C
    Habig, A
    Hanson, K
    Heinz, R
    Iarocci, E
    Katsavounidis, E
    Katsavounidis, I
    Kearns, E
    Kim, H
    Kyriazopoulou, S
    Lamanna, E
    Lane, C
    Levin, D S
    Lipari, P
    Longley, N P
    Longo, M J
    Loparco, F
    Maaroufi, F
    Mancarella, G
    Mandrioli, G
    Margiotta, A
    Marini, A
    Martello, D
    Marzari-Chiesa, A
    Mazziotta, M N
    Michael, D G
    Mikheyev, S
    Miller, L
    Monacelli, P
    Montaruli, T
    Monteno, M
    Mufson, S
    Musser, J
    Nicolo, D
    Nolty, R
    Orth, C
    Osteria, G
    Palamara, O
    Patera, V
    Patrizii, L
    Pazzi, R
    Peck, C W
    Perrone, L
    Petrera, S
    Pistilli, P
    Popa, V
    Raino, A
    Reynoldson, J
    Ronga, F
    Rrhioua, A
    Satriano, C
    Scapparone, E
    Scholberg, K
    Sciubba, A
    Serra, P
    Sioli, M
    Sirri, G
    Sitta, M
    Spinelli, P
    Spinetti, M
    Spurio, M
    Steinberg, R
    Stone, J L
    Sulak, L R
    Surdo, A
    Tarle, G
    Togo, V
    Vakili, M
    Walter, C W
    Webb, R
    Matter effects in upward-going muons and sterile neutrino oscillations2001Inngår i: Physics Letters B, ISSN 0370-2693, E-ISSN 1873-2445, Vol. 517, nr 1-2, s. 59-66Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The angular distribution of upward-going muons produced by atmospheric neutrinos in the rock below the MACRO detector shows anomalies in good agreement with two flavor nu (mu) --> nu (tau) oscillations with maximum mixing and Deltam(2) around 0.0024 eV(2). Exploiting the dependence of magnitude of the matter effect on oscillation channel, and using a set of 809 upward-going muons observed in MACRO, we show that the two flavor nu (mu) --> nu (s) oscillation is disfavored with 99% C.L. with respect to nu (mu) --> nu (tau). (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 128. Ambrosio, M
    et al.
    Antolini, R
    Auriemma, G
    Bakari, D
    Baldini, A
    Barbarino, G C
    Barish, B C
    Battistoni, G
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Università di Bologna .
    Bellotti, R
    Bemporad, C
    Bernardini, P
    Bilokon, H
    Bloise, C
    Bower, C
    Brigida, M
    Bussino, S
    Cafagna, F
    Calicchio, M
    Campana, D
    Candela, A
    Carboni, M
    Caruso, R
    Cassese, F
    Cecchini, S
    Cei, F
    Chiarella, V
    Choudhary, B C
    Coutu, S
    Cozzi, M
    De Cataldo, G
    De Deo, M
    Dekhissi, H
    De Marzo, C
    De Mitri, I
    Derkaoui, J
    De Vincenzi, M
    Di Credico, A
    Dincecco, M
    Erriquez, O
    Favuzzi, C
    Forti, C
    Fusco, P
    Giacomelli, G
    Giannini, G
    Giglietto, N
    Giorgini, M
    Grassi, M
    Gray, L
    Grillo, A
    Guarino, F
    Gustavino, C
    Habig, A
    Hanson, K
    Heinz, R
    Iarocci, E
    Katsavounidis, E
    Katsavounidis, I
    Kearns, E
    Kim, H
    Kyriazopoulou, S
    Lamanna, E
    Lane, C P
    Levin, D S
    Lindozzi, M
    Lipari, P
    Longley, N P
    Longo, M J
    Loparco, F
    Marroufi, F
    Mancarella, G
    Mandrioli, G
    Margiotta, A
    Marini, A
    Martello, D
    Marzari-Chiesa, A
    Mazziotta, M N
    Michael, D G
    Monacelli, P
    Montaruli, T
    Monteno, M
    Mufson, S
    Musser, J
    Nicolo, D
    Nolty, R
    Orth, C
    Osteria, G
    Palamara, O
    Patera, V
    Patrizii, L
    Pazzi, R
    Peck, C W
    Perrone, L
    Petrera, S
    Pistilli, P
    Popa, V
    Raino, A
    Reynoldson, J
    Ronga, F
    Rrhioua, A
    Satriano, C
    Scapparone, E
    Scholberg, K
    Sciubba, A
    Serra, P
    Sioli, M
    Sirri, G
    Sitta, M
    Spinelli, P
    Spinetti, M
    Spurio, M
    Steinberg, R
    Stone, J L
    Sulak, L R
    Surdo, A
    Tarle, G
    Tatananni, E
    Togo, V
    Vakili, M
    Walter, C W
    Webb, R
    Muon energy estimate through multiple scattering with the MACRO detector2002Inngår i: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, E-ISSN 1872-9576, Vol. 492, nr 3, s. 376-386Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Muon energy measurement represents an important issue for any experiment addressing neutrino-induced up-going muon studies. Since the neutrino oscillation probability depends on the neutrino energy, a measurement of the muon energy adds an important piece of information concerning the neutrino system. We show in this paper how the MACRO limited streamer tube system can be operated in drift mode by using the TDCs included in the QTPs, an electronics designed for magnetic monopole search. An improvement of the space resolution is obtained, through an analysis of the multiple scattering of muon tracks as they pass through our detector. This information can be used further to obtain an estimate of the energy of muons crossing the detector. Here we present the results of two dedicated tests, performed at CERN PS-T9 and SPS-X7 beam lines, to provide a full check of the electronics and to exploit the feasibility of such a multiple scattering analysis. We show that by using a neural network approach, we are able to reconstruct the muon energy for E-mu < 40 GeV. The test beam data provide an absolute energy calibration, which allows us to apply this method to MACRO data. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 129.
    Ambrosio, M
    et al.
    Università di Napoli, Italy ; INFN, Italy.
    Antolini, R
    Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso dell’INFN, Italy.
    Auriemma, G
    Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy ; INFN, Italy.
    Bakari, D
    Università di Bologna, Italy ; INFN, Italy ; University Mohamed I, Morocco.
    Baldini, A
    Università di Pisa, Italy ; INFN, Italy.
    Barbarino, G C
    Università di Napoli, Italy ; INFN, Italy.
    Barish, B C
    California Institute of Technology, USA.
    Battistoni, G
    INFN, Italy.
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Boston University, USA.
    Bellotti, R
    Università di Bari, Italy ; INFN. Italy.
    Bemporad, C
    Università di Pisa, Italy ; INFN, Italy.
    Bernardini, P
    Università di Lecce, Italy ; INFN, Italy.
    Bilokon, H
    Bloise, C
    Bower, C
    Brigida, M
    Bussino, S
    Cafagna, F
    Calicchio, M
    Campana, D
    Carboni, M
    Caruso, R
    Cecchini, S
    Cei, F
    Chiarella, V
    Chiarusi, T
    Choudhary, B C
    Coutu, S
    Cozzi, M
    De Cataldo, G
    Dekhissi, H
    De Marzo, C
    De Mitri, I
    Derkaoui, J
    De Vincenzi, M
    Di Credico, A
    Erriquez, O
    Favuzzi, C
    Forti, C
    Fusco, P
    Giacomelli, G
    Giannini, G
    Giglietto, N
    Giorgini, M
    Grassi, M
    Grillo, A
    Guarino, F
    Gustavino, C
    Habig, A
    Hanson, K
    Heinz, R
    Iarocci, E
    Katsavounidis, E
    Katsavounidis, I
    Kearns, E
    Kim, H
    Kyriazopoulou, S
    Kumar, A
    Lamanna, E
    Lane, C
    Levin, D S
    Lipari, P
    Longley, N P
    Longo, M J
    Loparco, F
    Maaroufi, F
    Mancarella, G
    Mandrioli, G
    Manzoor, S
    Margiotta, A
    Marini, A
    Martello, D
    Marzari-Chiesa, A
    Matteuzzi, D
    Mazziotta, M N
    Michael, D G
    Monacelli, P
    Montaruli, T
    Monteno, M
    Mufson, S
    Musser, J
    Nicolo, D
    Nolty, R
    Orth, C
    Osteria, G
    Palamara, O
    Patera, V
    Patrizii, L
    Pazzi, R
    Peck, C W
    Perrone, L
    Petrera, S
    Pistilli, P
    Popa, V
    Raino, A
    Reynoldson, J
    Ronga, F
    Rrhioua, A
    Satriano, C
    Scapparone, E
    Scholberg, K
    Sciubba, A
    Serra, P
    Sioli, M
    Sirri, G
    Sitta, M
    Spinelli, P
    Spinetti, M
    Spurio, M
    Steinberg, R
    Stone, J L
    Sulak, L R
    Surdo, A
    Tarle, G
    Togo, V
    Vakili, M
    Walter, C W
    Webb, R
    Final results of magnetic monopole searches with the MACRO experiment2002Inngår i: European Physical Journal C, ISSN 1434-6044, E-ISSN 1434-6052, Vol. 25, nr 4, s. 511-522Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    We present the final results obtained by the MACRO experiment in the search for GUT magnetic monopoles in the penetrating cosmic radiation, for the range 4 x 10(-5) < 3 < 1. Several searches with all the MACRO sub-detectors (i.e. scintillation counters, limited streamer tubes and nuclear track detectors) were performed, both in stand alone and combined ways. No candidates were detected and a 90% Confidence Level (C.L.) upper limit to the local magnetic monopole flux was set at the level of 1.4 x 10(-16) cm(-2) s(-1) sr(-1). This result is the first experimental limit obtained in direct searches which is well below the Parker bound in the whole 3 range in which GUT magnetic monopoles are,expected.

  • 130. Ambrosio, M
    et al.
    Antolini, R
    Auriemma, G
    Bakari, D
    Baldini, A
    Barbarino, G C
    Barish, B C
    Battistoni, G
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Università di Bologna, Italy ; INFN, Italy.
    Bellotti, R
    Bemporad, C
    Bernardini, P
    Bilokon, H
    Bloise, C
    Bower, C
    Brigida, M
    Bussino, S
    Cafagna, F
    Calicchio, M
    Campana, D
    Carboni, M
    Caruso, R
    Cecchini, S
    Cei, F
    Chiarella, V
    Choudhary, B C
    Coutu, S
    Cozzi, M
    De Cataldo, G
    Dekhissi, H
    De Marzo, C
    De Mitri, I
    Derkaoui, J
    De Vincenzi, M
    Di Credico, A
    Erriquez, O
    Favuzzi, C
    Forti, C
    Fusco, P
    Giacomelli, G
    Giannini, G
    Giglietto, N
    Giorgini, M
    Grassi, M
    Grillo, A
    Guarino, F
    Gustavino, C
    Habig, A
    Hanson, K
    Heinz, R
    Iarocci, E
    Katsavounidis, E
    Katsavounidis, I
    Kearns, E
    Kim, H
    Kyriazopoulou, S
    Lamanna, E
    Lane, C
    Levin, D S
    Lipari, P
    Longley, N P
    Longo, M J
    Loparco, F
    Maaroufi, F
    Mancarella, G
    Mandrioli, G
    Manzoor, S
    Margiotta, A
    Marini, A
    Martello, D
    Marzari-Chiesa, A
    Mazziotta, M N
    Michael, D G
    Monacelli, P
    Montaruli, T
    Monteno, M
    Mufson, S
    Musser, J
    Nicolo, D
    Nolty, R
    Orth, C
    Osteria, G
    Palamara, O
    Patera, V
    Patrizii, L
    Pazzi, R
    Peck, C W
    Perrone, L
    Petrera, S
    Pistilli, P
    Popa, V
    Raino, A
    Reynoldson, J
    Ronga, F
    Rrhioua, A
    Satriano, C
    Scapparone, E
    Scholberg, K
    Sciubba, A
    Serra, P
    Sioli, M
    Sirri, G
    Sitta, M
    Spinelli, P
    Spinetti, M
    Spurio, M
    Steinberg, R
    Stone, J L
    Sulak, L R
    Surdo, A
    Tarle, G
    Togo, V
    Vakili, M
    Walter, C W
    Webb, R
    Search for nucleon decays induced by GUT magnetic monopoles with the MACRO experiment2002Inngår i: European Physical Journal C, ISSN 1434-6044, E-ISSN 1434-6052, Vol. 26, nr 2, s. 163-172Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The interaction of a Grand Unification Magnetic Monopole with a nucleon can lead to a barion-number violating process in which the nucleon decays into a lepton and one or more mesons (catalysis of nucleon decay). In this paper we report an experimental study of the effects of a catalysis process in the MACRO detector. Using a dedicated analysis we obtain new magnetic monopole (MM) flux upper limits at the level of similar to 3 (.) 10(-16) cm(-2) s(-1) sr(-1) for 1.1(.) 10(-4) less than or equal to \beta\ less than or equal to 5 (.) 10(-3), based on the search for catalysis events in the MACRO data. We also analyze the dependence of the MM flux limit on the catalysis cross section.

  • 131. Ambrosio, M
    et al.
    Antolini, R
    Auriemma, G
    Bakari, D
    Baldini, A
    Barbarino, G C
    Barish, B C
    Battistoni, G
    Becherini, Yvonne
    Università di Bologna, Italy ; INFN, Italy.
    Bellotti, R
    Bemporad, C
    Bernardini, P
    Bilokon, H
    Bloise, C
    Bower, C
    Brigida, M
    Bussino, S
    Cafagna, F
    Calicchio, M
    Campana, D
    Carboni, M
    Caruso, R
    Cecchini, S
    Cei, F
    Chiarella, V
    Choudhary, B C
    Coutu, S
    Cozzi, M
    De Cataldo, G
    Dekhissi, H
    De Marzo, C
    De Mitri, I
    Derkaoui, J
    De Vincenzi, M
    Di Credico, A
    Erriquez, O
    Favuzzi, C
    Forti, C
    Fusco, P
    Giacomelli, G
    Giannini, G
    Giglietto, N
    Giorgini, M
    Grassi, M
    Grillo, A
    Guarino, F
    Gustavino, C
    Habig, A
    Hanson, K
    Heinz, R
    Iarocci, E
    Katsavounidis, E
    Katsavounidis, I
    Kearns, E
    Kim, H
    Kyriazopoulou, S
    Lamanna, E
    Lane, C
    Levin, D S
    Lipari, P
    Longley, N P
    Longo, M J
    Loparco, F
    Maaroufi, F
    Mancarella, G
    Mandrioli, G
    Margiotta, A
    Marini, A
    Martello, D
    Marzari-Chiesa, A
    Mazziotta, M N
    Michael, D G
    Monacelli, P
    Montaruli, T
    Monteno, M
    Mufson, S
    Musser, J
    Nicolo, D
    Nolty, R
    Orth, C
    Osteria, G
    Palamara, O
    Patera, V
    Patrizii, L
    Pazzi, R
    Peck, C W
    Perrone, L
    Petrera, S
    Pistilli, P
    Popa, V
    Raino, A
    Reynoldson, J
    Ronga, F
    Rrhioua, A
    Satriano, C
    Scapparone, E
    Scholberg, K
    Sciubba, A
    Serra, P
    Sioli, M
    Sirri, G
    Sitta, M
    Spinelli, P
    Spinetti, M
    Spurio, M
    Steinberg, R
    Stone, J L
    Sulak, L R
    Surdo, A
    Tarle, G
    Togo, V
    Vakili, M
    Walter, C W
    Webb, R
    Search for cosmic ray sources using muons detected by the MACRO experiment2003Inngår i: Astroparticle physics, ISSN 0927-6505, E-ISSN 1873-2852, Vol. 18, nr 6, s. 615-627Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The MACRO underground detector at Gran Sasso Laboratory recorded 60 million secondary cosmic ray muons from February 1989 until December 2000. Different techniques were used to analyze this sample in search for density excesses from astrophysical point-like sources. No evidence for DC excesses for any source in an all-sky survey i