Test of hadronic interaction models with the KASCADE-Grande muon data

  • Arteaga-Velázquez J
  • Apel W
  • Bekk K
  • et al.
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Abstract

KASCADE-Grande is an air-shower observatory devoted for the detection of cosmic rays with energies in the interval of 1014 - 1018 eV, where the Grande array is responsible for the higher energy range. The experiment comprises different detection systems which allow precise measurements of the charged, electron and muon numbers of extensive air-showers (EAS). These data is employed not only to reconstruct the properties of the primary cosmic-ray particle but also to test hadronic interaction models at high energies. In this contribution, predictions of the muon content of EAS from QGSJET II-2, SIBYLL 2.1 and EPOS 1.99 are confronted with the experimental measurements performed with the KASCADE-Grande experiment in order to test the validity of these hadronic models commonly used in EAS simulations.

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Arteaga-Velázquez, J. C., Apel, W. D., Bekk, K., Bertaina, M., Blümer, J., Bozdog, H., … Zabierowski, J. (2017). Test of hadronic interaction models with the KASCADE-Grande muon data. EPJ Web of Conferences, 52, 07002. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/20135207002

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