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Measurement of the Energy Spectrum and Mass Composition of Ultra-high Energy Cosmic Rays

Schulz, Alexander

Abstract (englisch): In this work, ultra-high energy cosmic rays are studied based on ten years of data taken with the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina. The all-particle flux of cosmic rays and the mass composition are derived using dedicated reconstruction algorithms and modern statistical methods. Simulation studies to aid these procedures are further developed and discussed in detail. Features in the derived energy spectrum and mass composition, and their impact on the physics of cosmic rays are detailed.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI(KIT): 10.5445/IR/1000053434
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-534343
KITopen ID: 1000053434
Verlag Karlsruhe
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Prüfungsdaten 29.01.2016
Referent/Betreuer Prof. J. Blümer
Schlagworte Astroparticle physics, ultra-high energy cosmic rays, Pierre Auger Observatory, Air shower universality, Particle flux and mass composition
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