EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 53, 2013UHECR 2012 - International Symposium on Future Directions in UHECR Physics
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Particle Physics Aspects and Air Shower Phenomenology|
|Published online||25 June 2013|
Measurement of the proton-air cross-section with the Pierre Auger Observatory
1 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
2 Observatorio Pierre Auger, Malargüe, Argentina
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We present the procedure to measure the proton-air cross-section at a center-of-mass energy per nucleon of 57 TeV developed by the Pierre Auger Collaboration. The conversion from proton-air to inelastic proton-proton cross-section with an extended Glauber calculation is discussed. The systematic uncertainties of the analysis are summarized and the final result compared to accelerator data and model predictions.
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