EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 283, 2023Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR 2022)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Hadronic Interactions and BSM Physics|
|Published online||28 April 2023|
Neutrons in simulations of extensive air showers
1 Institute for Astroparticle Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
2 Institute of Experimental Particle Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
3 CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Saclay, Orsay, France
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Published online: 28 April 2023
We study neutrons produced in simulations of extensive air showers. By using the Monte Carlo simulation package Fluka, our examination is able to extend from the highest energy neutrons, produced in hadronic interactions, all the way down to thermal energies. The energy spectra, arrival times, and lateral distributions of neutrons at the ground are compared for different primary species, as are the longitudinal profiles of the neutron fluence. Direct comparisons are drawn with the analogous distributions for muons.
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