Yakutsk EAS Array

Extensive Air Showers

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Array Geometry

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The Yakutsk array is located in Lena river valley near village Oktyomtsy (50 km South-West of Yakutsk). Geographical coordinates of the array are: latitude 61.70 N, longitude 129.40 E, 100 m above sea level (1020 g/cm2), the Earth's magnetic field is 0.6 G with a dip angle 140.

Detector Configuration of the Yakutsk Array

During more than 30 years of lifetime the array has been re-configured several times, the total area covered by detectors was maximal about 1990 (~17 km2, a scheme of the array is given), now it is ~10 km2. In the central part of the array there is a denser domain (shown in a square) with 100-250 m detector spacing. On the whole, approximately 106 showers of the primary energy above 30 PeV are detected; three events have energies above 100 EeV, having axes within array area and zenith angle below 600. The highest energy event has been detected 18.02.2004 with energy approximately 140 EeV.

Green circles are charged particle detectors. Red circles indicate the Cherenkov light detectors - PMTs of 176 cm2 and 3´ 176 cm2 acceptance area, forming a medium subset with ~500 m spacing. There are additional PMTs of autonomous array subset with independent trigger (50 to 200 m spacing). This subset was added in 1995 with the aim to study air showers in the energy range 1 PeV to 0.1 EeV using the Cherenkov light measurements. Muon detectors are shown by squares.