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Trigger and Aperture of the Surface Detector Array of the Pierre Auger Observatory

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The surface detector array of the Pierre Auger Observatory consists of 1600 water-Cherenkov detectors, for the study of extensive air showers (EAS) generated by ultra-high-energy cosmic rays. We describe the trigger hierarchy, from the identification of candidate showers at the level of a single detector, amongst a large background (mainly random single cosmic ray muons), up to the selection of real events and the rejection of random coincidences. Such trigger makes the surface detector array...

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10.1016/j.nima.2009.11.018

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Journal:
Nucl. Instrum. Methods A
Volume:
613
Issue:
1
Pages:
29-39
Publication date:
2011-11-29
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ISSN:
0168-9002
URN:
uuid:d1bce403-81eb-40f2-8232-5b9c0a3453d5
Source identifiers:
50362
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pubs:50362
Language:
English
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