EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 99, 2015ISVHECRI 2014 – 18th International Symposium on Very High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Highlight Talks 5|
|Published online||04 August 2015|
Confronting the EPOS-LHC model predictions on the charged particle and muon attenuation lengths of EAS with the measurements of the KASCADE-Grande observatory
1 Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, Mexico
2 Institut für Kernphysik, KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
3 Department of Physics, University of Torino and INFN, Torino, Italy
4 Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik, KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
5 Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Bucharest, Romania
6 Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino, INAF Torino, Italy
7 Universidade São Paulo, Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Brasil
8 Fachbereich Physik, Universität Wuppertal, Germany
9 Department of Physics, Siegen University, Germany
10 Department of Astrophysics, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
11 National Centre for Nuclear Research, Department of Astrophysics, Lodz, Poland
12 Department of Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
a e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
b Corresponding author
c Now at: Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, INRIM, Torino, Italy
d Now at: DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
e Now at: University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany
f Now at: University of Trondheim, Norway
Published online: 4 August 2015
KASCADE-Grande was an air-shower experiment designed to study cosmic rays between 1016 and 1018 eV. The instrument was located at the site of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany at an altitude of 110 m a.s.l. and covered an area of 0.5 km2. KASCADE-Grande consisted of several detector systems dedicated to measure different components of the EAS generated by the primary cosmic rays, i.e., the muon and the electron contents of the air-shower. With such a number of EAS observables and the precision of the measurements, the KASCADE-Grande data can be used to not only study in detail the properties of cosmic rays but also to test the predictions of hadronic-interaction models. In this work, in particular, the attenuation lengths of the muon number and the charged number of particles of EAS in the atmosphere were extracted from the KASCADE-Grande data and the results were compared with the predictions of the new EPOS-LHC hadronic-interaction model.
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