EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 172, 2018XLVII International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics (ISMD 2017)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Cosmic rays and astroparticle physics|
|Published online||26 January 2018|
Tests of the SIBYLL 2.3 high-energy hadronic interaction model using the KASCADE-Grande muon data
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 Departimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
4 Institut für Experimentelle Teilchenphysik, 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 de 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 Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Frankfurt am Main, Germany
13 Department of Physics, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
14 Now: Head of Division V at KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
15 Now at: Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, INRIM, Torino, Italy
16 Now at: DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
17 Now at: University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany
18 Spokesperson KASCADE-Grande
Published online: 26 January 2018
The KASCADE-Grande observatory was a ground-based air shower array dedicated to study the energy and composition of cosmic rays in the energy interval E = 1 PeV –1 EeV. The experiment consisted of different detector systems which allowed the simultaneous measurement of distinct components of air showers (EAS), such as the muon content. In this contribution, we study the total muon number and the lateral density distribution of muons in EAS detected by KASCADE-Grande as a function of the zenith angle and the total number of charged particles. The attenuation length of the muon content of EAS is also measured. The results are compared with the predictions of the SIBYLL 2.3 high-energy hadronic interaction model.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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