Monday, July 22, 2013

1307.5125 (Y. Muraki et al.)

A Possible Detection of Solar Gamma-Rays by the Ground Level Detector    [PDF]

Y. Muraki, J. F. Valdes-Galicia, L. X. Gonzalez, K. Koga, H. Matsumoto, S. Masuda, Y. Matsubara, Y. Nagai, Y. Tanaka, T. Sakai, T. Sako, S. Shibata, K. Watanabe
On March 7, 2011 from 19:48:00 to 20:03:00 UT, the solar neutron telescope located at Mt. Sierra Negra, Mexico (4,600m) observed a 8.8sigma enhancement. In this paper, we would like to try to explain this enhancement by a hypothesis that a few GeV gamma-rays arrived at the top of the mountain produced by the Sun. We postulate that protons were accelerated at the shock front. They precipitate at the solar surface and produced those gamma-rays. If hypothesis is confirmed, this enhancement is the first sample of GeV gamma-rays observed by a ground level detector.
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