Thursday, August 1, 2013

1307.8394 (Alessio Tamburro for the IceCube Collaboration)

Cosmic ray Spectrum, Composition, and Anisotropy Measured with IceCube    [PDF]

Alessio Tamburro for the IceCube Collaboration
Analysis of cosmic ray surface data collected with the IceTop array of Cherenkov detectors at the South Pole provides an accurate measurement of the cosmic ray spectrum and its features in the "knee" region up to energies of about 1 EeV. IceTop is part of the IceCube Observatory that includes a deep-ice cubic kilometer detector that registers signals of penetrating muons and other particles. Surface and in-ice signals detected in coincidence provide clear insights into the nuclear composition of cosmic rays. IceCube already measured an increase of the average primary mass as a function of energy. We present preliminary results on both IceTop-only and coincident event analyses. Furthermore, we review the recent measurement of the cosmic ray anisotropy with IceCube.
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