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    ARGO-YBJ: Astrophysical Radiation with Ground-based Observatory

    ARGO-YBJ in brief

    ARGO-YBJ is the acronym for "Astrophysical Radiation with Ground-based Observatory at YangBaJing".

    The aim of the ARGO-YBJ experiment is to study cosmic rays, mainly cosmic gamma-radiation, at an energy threshold of ~100 GeV, by means of the detection of small size air showers.This goal will be achieved by operating a full coverage array in the YangBajing Laboratory (Tibet, P.R. China) at 4300 m a.s.l. .

    The detector consists of a single layer of RPCs (Resistive Plate Counters) covering an area of ~6500 m2 and providing a detailed space-time picture of the shower front.

    ARGO-YBJ will be devoted to a wide range of fundamental issues in Cosmic Rays and Astroparticle Physics, including in particular gamma-ray astronomy and Gamma-Ray Bursts physics at energies > 100 GeV.

    The experiment has been approved and funded by INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) in 1998. Detector assembling will start late in 2000 and data taking with the first ~750 m2 of RPCs in 2001.

    The ARGO Team at IASF-Palermo

    With different commitments and tasks, the following IASF-Palermo personnel is part of the ARGO group:

    * Giacomo D'Alì Staiti (Respons.)
    * Benedetto Biondo
    * Angelo Mangano

    Contact person at IASF-Palermo:

    • Giiacomo.Dali at

    Some useful links

    Here below a list of links related to the ARGO Experiment:

    * ARGO-YBJ official Home Page: INFN - Napoli
    * ARGO-YBJ: INFN - Roma 3

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