EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 208, 2019ISVHECRI 2018 - XX International Symposium on Very High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Astroparticle Theory (+HECR)|
|Published online||10 May 2019|
Can strangelets solve the muon puzzle?
Institute of Physics, Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce, Poland
Published online: 10 May 2019
In order to examine a muon excess observed by the Pierre Auger Observatory, detailed Monte Carlo simulations were carried out, assuming the existence of strangelets (hypothetical stable lumps of strange quark matter) in the primary cosmic rays. We obtain a rough agreement between the simulations and the data for ordinary nuclei without any contribution of strangelets in the primary flux of cosmic rays.
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