Simulation of EAS Properties on the Basis of High Energy Interaction Model Deduced from the Accelerator Data
Abstract
Calculations of extensive air showers in atmosphere were performed using formulae describing pp and pair nucleus interactions. The formulae fitted to the accelerator data were extrapolated taking the same trend up to 10 to the 16 eV. Above that energy it was assumed that the degree of scaling violating/alphaparameter/ is saturating or even decreasing. The latter assumption follows from earlier work where it was found that without this restriction shower maxima at the highest energies are located too high in the atmosphere. Results of calculations have been compared with experimental data. The comparison was made separately for the curves obtained from the so called equal intensity cuts and for the Cerenkov data.
 Publication:

19th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC19), Volume 7
 Pub Date:
 August 1985
 Bibcode:
 1985ICRC....7...16K
 Keywords:

 Cerenkov Radiation;
 Cosmic Ray Showers;
 High Energy Interactions;
 Scaling Laws;
 Simulation;
 Energy Spectra;
 Mathematical Models;
 Monte Carlo Method;
 Particle Accelerators;
 ProtonProton Reactions;
 Space Radiation