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Composition studies using the surface detector of the Pierre Auger observatory

Caballero Mora, K. S.; Roth, M. ORCID iD icon 1; Maris, I. C.; Schmidt, T. 1
1 Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZKA)


The Pierre Auger Observarory measures ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays combining two kinds of detectors namely Fluorescence telescopes and water Cherenkov tanks. This characteristic gives the capability to obtain more accurate measurements for estimating the meaningful parameters of the air shower produced by the primary particle. The mass of the primary particle is one of the most relevant characteristics, which gives information about ist nature. The number of muons and the signal risetime of showers detected by the surface detector are explored to reveal the nature of the primary particle.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/120075410
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/116/1/012007
Zitationen: 3
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IK)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2008
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1742-6588, 1742-6596
KITopen-ID: 120075410
HGF-Programm 51.53.01 (POF I, LK 02) Großgerät: AUGER
Erschienen in Journal of physics / Conference Series
Verlag Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd (IOP Publishing Ltd)
Band 116
Heft 1
Seiten Art. Nr. 012007
Erscheinungsvermerk 2nd School of Cosmic Rays and Astrophysics, Puebla, MEX, August 28 - September 8, 2006,(2008)
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