Time dependence of loss-cone amplitude measured with the tibet air-shower array

M. Amenomori, X. J. Bi, D. Chen, W. Y. Chen, S. W. Cui, Danzeng Luobu, L. K. Ding, X. H. Ding, C. F. Feng, Zhaoyang Feng, Z. Y. Feng, Q. B. Gou, H. W. Guo, Y. Q. Guo, H. H. He, Z. T. He, K. Hibino, N. Hotta, Haibing Hu, H. B. HuJ. Huang, W. J. Li, H. Y. Jia, L. Jiang, F. Kajino, K. Kasahara, Y. Katayose, C. Kato, K. Kawata, La Baciren, G. M. Le, A. F. Li, C. Liu, J. S. Liu, H. Lu, X. R. Meng, K. Mizutani, K. Munakata, H. Nanjo, M. Nishizawa, M. Ohnish, I. Ohta, Shunsuke Ozawa, X. L. Qian, X. B. Qu, T. Saito, T. Y. Saito*, M. Sakata, T. K. Sako, J. Shao, M. Shibata, A. Shiomi, T. Shirai, H. Sugimoto, M. Takita, Y. H. Tan, N. Tateyama, Shoji Torii, H. Tsuchiya, S. Udo, H. Wang, H. R. Wu, L. Xue, Y. Yamamoto, Z. Yang, S. Yasue, A. F. Yuan, T. Yuda, L. M. Zhai, H. M. Zhang, J. L. Zhang, X. Y. Zhang, Y. Zhang, Yi Zhang, Ying Zhang, Zhaxisa Ngzhu, X. X. Zhou

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The galactic cosmic-ray anisotropy at TeV energies has a large-scale deficit region distributed around 150 to 240 degrees in right ascension, which is called "Loss-Cone". The Milagro experiment in the U.S. detected a significant increase in the Loss-Cone amplitude at 6 TeV from July 2000 to July 2007, and argued that it could be due to variations in the heliosphere in relation to solar activities. In this presentation, we report on the time dependence of the Loss-Cone amplitude from November 1999 through December 2008 measured with the Tibet air-shower array. No time dependence was found in the Loss-Cone amplitude at energies of 4.4, 6.2, and 11 TeV. If the increase in the Loss-Cone amplitude Milagro detected were genuine, the same tendency would be seen at sub-TeV energies where the anisotropy is far more sensitive to solar activities. Matsushiro underground muon observation at 0.6 TeV during the corresponding period, however, reported no significant increase of the Loss-Cone amplitude.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011
PublisherInstitute of High Energy Physics
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011 - Beijing
Duration: 2011 Aug 112011 Aug 18


Other32nd International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2011


  • Galactic cosmic rays
  • Loss cone
  • Sidereal anisotropy
  • TeV energies
  • Tibet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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