EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 208, 2019ISVHECRI 2018 - XX International Symposium on Very High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Cosmic Ray Experiments (Extensive Air Showers)|
|Published online||10 May 2019|
Characteristics of air showers with energy more than 1017 eV reconstructed by the Yakutsk array radio emission measurements
Yu.G. Shafer Institute of Cosmophysical Research and Aeronomy
Published online: 10 May 2019
The paper presents results on the longitudinal development of air showers of ultra-high energies obtained from radio emission measurements at the Yakutsk array. The energy, the depth of maximum development of individual showers are determined and a statistical analysis of Xmax in order to estimate the fluctuation of air shower development σ(Xmax) in the energy region 1017-1018 eV is performed. It is shown that σ(Xmax) in the energy region 1017-1018 eV is equal to 50-60 g·cm-2, which doesn’t contradict with a mixed composition of cosmic rays - protons and helium nuclei. This is also indicated by data of the Xmax value dependence on energy.
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