The ARGO-YBJ Experiment

The aim of the ARGO-YBJ  experiment is to study cosmic rays, mainly cosmic gamma-radiation, at an energy threshold of ~100 GeV, by means of the detection of small size air showers. This goal will be achieved by operating a full coverage array in the Yangbajing Laboratory   (Tibet, P.R. China) at  4300 m a.s.l. .

ARGO-YBJ Experimental Hall

The detector consists of a single layer of RPCs (Resistive Plate Counters) covering an area of ~6700 m2 and providing a detailed space-time picture of the shower front.

ARGO-YBJ is devoted to a wide range of fundamental issues in Cosmic Rays and Astroparticle Physics, including in particular Gamma-Ray Astronomy and Gamma-Ray Bursts Physics.

The experiment has been approved and funded by INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare).