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Czechoslovak Journal of Physics

, Volume 56, Supplement 1, pp A211–A219 | Cite as

Muon production in extensive air showers and its relation to hadronic interactions

  • C. Meurer
  • J. Blümer
  • R. Engel
  • A. Haungs
  • M. Roth
Article

Abstract

In this work, the relation between muon production in extensive air showers and features of hadronic multiparticle production at low energies is studied. Using CORSIKA, we determine typical energies and phase space regions of secondary particles which are important for muon production in extensive air showers and confront the results with existing fixed target measurements. Furthermore possibilities to measure relevant quantities of hadron production in existing and planned accelerator experiments are discussed.

Key words

cosmic rays extensive air showers muon and hadron production fixed target experiments 

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© Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Meurer
    • 1
  • J. Blümer
    • 1
  • R. Engel
    • 1
  • A. Haungs
    • 1
  • M. Roth
    • 1
  1. 1.Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbHKarlsruheGermany

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