Nuclear interactions and highest energy air showers

Ohsawa, A. and Shibuya, E.H. and Tamada, M. (2001) Nuclear interactions and highest energy air showers. Il nuovo cimento C, 24 C (4\5). pp. 705-712. ISSN 1826-9885

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Based on the energy distribution of particles produced in multiple particle production, which is formulated phenomenologically by the data of direct observation, we calculate the air shower development at E0 = 1020 eV. The calculation shows that the formula, extrapolated into the higher energy region, does not describe the highest energy air showers. We also argue that the energy estimation of the highest energy air showers may have an ambiguity of a factor ∼ 2, due to our incomplete knowledge on high energy interactions.

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Additional Information: Paper presented at the Chacaltaya Meeting on Cosmic Ray Physics, La Paz, Bolivia, July 23-27, 2000.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cosmic rays ; Neutrino, muon, pion, and other elementary particles; cosmic rays ; Extensive air showers ; Conference proceedings
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551 Geologia, Idrologia, Meteorologia > 551.5 Meteorologia (Classificare qui l'atmosfera) (Classificare la previsione e le previsioni di specifici fenomeni meteorologici in 551.64; classificare la Micrometeorologia in 551.66) > 551.52 Termodinamica, interazioni atmosferiche con la superficie terrestre, temperature, radiazioni > 551.527 Radiazioni (per fenomeni ottici, vedi 551.565) > 551.5276 Radiazioni cosmiche (Include il rumore cosmico) (Classificare qui i raggi cosmici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2020 14:07
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2020 14:07

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