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The full coverage approach to the detection of Extensive Air Showers

Giuseppe Di Sciascio

SciPost Phys. Proc. 13, 019 (2023) · published 28 September 2023

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21st International Symposium on Very High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions


A shower array exploiting the full coverage approach with a high segmentation of the readout allow to image the front of atmospheric showers with unprecedented resolution and detail. The grid distance determines the energy threshold (small energy showers are lost in the gap between detectors) and the quality of the shower sampling. Therefore, this experimental solution is needed to detect showers with a threshold in the 100 GeV range. The full coverage approach has been exploited in the ARGO-YBJ experiment. In this contribution we will summarise the advantages of this technique and discuss possible applications in new wide field of view detectors.

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