EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 130, 2016MESON 2016 – 14th International Workshop on Meson Production, Properties and Interaction
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||07 Other topics - contributions|
|Published online||29 November 2016|
Constraints on hadronic models in extensive air showers with the Pierre Auger Observatory
1 LIP, Av. Elias Garcia 14-1, 1000-149 Lisboa, Portugal
2 Pierre Auger Observatory, Malargue, Argentina
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Published online: 29 November 2016
Extensive air showers initiated by ultra-high energy cosmic rays are sensitive to the details of hadronic interactions models, so we present the main results obtained using the data of the Pierre Auger Observatory. The depth at which the maximum of the electromagnetic development takes place is the most sensitive parameter to infer the nature of the cosmic rays. However, the hadronic models cannot describe consistently the maximum and the muon measurements at energies higher than those reached at the LHC.
Full author list: http://www.auger.org/archive/authors_2016_08.html
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