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A Multigap Resistive Plate Chambers array for the Extreme Energy Events Project

De Gruttola, D. (Salerno U.) ; Abbrescia, M. (INFN, Bari) ; Avanzini, C. (Pisa U.) ; Baldini, L. (Pisa U.) ; Baldini Ferroli, R. (Frascati) ; Batignani, G. (Pisa U.) ; Bencivenni, G. (Frascati) ; Bossini, E. (Siena U.) ; Bressan, E. (INFN, Bologna) ; Chiavassa, A. (Turin U.) ; Cicalò, C. (INFN, Cagliari) ; Cifarelli, L. (INFN, Bologna) ; Coccia, E. (Rome U., Tor Vergata) ; Corvaglia, A. (Salento U.) ; De Pasquale, S. (Salerno U.) ; Di Giovanni, A. (Gran Sasso) ; D'Incecco, M. (Gran Sasso) ; Dreucci, M. (LNF, Dafne Light) ; Fabbri, F.L. (LNF, Dafne Light) ; Fattibene, E. (INFN, CNAF) ; Ferraro, A. (INFN, CNAF) ; Forster, R. (CERN) ; Frolov, V. (Dubna, JINR) ; Galeotti, P. (Turin U.) ; Garbini, M. (INFN, Bologna) ; Gemme, G. (INFN, Genoa) ; Gnesi, I. (Turin U.) ; Grazzi, S. (INFN, Genoa) ; Gustavino, C. (Gran Sasso) ; Hatzifotiadou, D. (CERN) ; La Rocca, P. (INFN, Catania) ; Maggiora, A. (Turin U.) ; Maron, G. (INFN, CNAF) ; Martelli, B. (INFN, CNAF) ; Mazziotta, M.N. (INFN, Bari) ; Miozzi, S. (Rome U., Tor Vergata) ; Noferini, F. (INFN, CNAF) ; Nozzoli, F. (ASDC, Frascati) ; Panareo, M. (Salento U.) ; Panetta, M.P. (Salento U.) ; Paoletti, R. (Siena U.) ; Perasso, L. (INFN, Genoa) ; Pilo, F. (Pisa U.) ; Piragino, G. (Turin U.) ; Riggi, F. (INFN, Catania) ; Righini, G.C. (Enrico Fermi Ctr., Rome) ; Rodriguez, A.R. (CERN) ; Sartorelli, G. (INFN, Bologna) ; Scapparone, E. (INFN, Bologna) ; Schioppa, M. (Calabria U.) ; Scribano, A. (Pisa U.) ; Selvi, M. (INFN, Bologna) ; Serci, S. (Turin U.) ; Siddi, E. (INFN, Cagliari) ; Squarcia, S. (INFN, Genoa) ; Taiuti, M. (INFN, Genoa) ; Terreni, G. (Pisa U.) ; Vistoli, M.C. (INFN, CNAF) ; Votano, L. (Gran Sasso) ; Williams, M.C.S. (CERN) ; Zani, G. (INFN, CNAF) ; Zichichi, A. (CERN) ; Zouyevski, R. (CERN)

Published in: Nucl.Part.Phys.Proc.
Year: 2016
Vol.: 279-281
Page No: 31-38
Pages: 8
Year: 2016-11-02

Abstract: The Extreme Energy Events (EEE) Project is a Centro Fermi - CERN - INFN - MIUR Collaboration Project, for the study of extremely high-energy cosmic rays, which exploits the Multigap Resistive Plate Chamber (MRPC) technology. The excellent time resolution and good tracking capability of this detector allows us to study Extensive Air Showers (EAS) with an array of telescopes distributed all over the Italian territory. Each telescope is installed in a High School, with the additional goal to introduce students to particle and astroparticle Physics. The EEE array is composed, so far, of 47 telescopes, each made of three MRPC planes, spanning more than 10 degrees in latitude and 11 in longitude, organized in clusters and single telescope stations. The status of the experiment and the results, obtained during two recent coordinated data taking periods, will be reported. The observation of Forbush decreases, coincidence events among different telescopes and the muon decay, using more than 5 billion tracks collected in the last few months, are of particular interest.

Keyword(s): cosmic rays ; Multigap Resistive Plate Chambers ; Extensive Air Showers

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DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2016.10.006
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