Muon Production in Relativistic Cosmic-Ray Interactions

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Klein, Spencer R.;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2009.10.128
  • Subject: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology | Physics | Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
    arxiv: Physics::Instrumentation and Detectors | Physics::Accelerator Physics | Nuclear Experiment | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena | High Energy Physics::Experiment

Cosmic-rays with energies up to $3\times10^{20}$ eV have been observed. The nuclear composition of these cosmic rays is unknown but if the incident nuclei are protons then the corresponding center of mass energy is $\sqrt{s_{nn}} = 700$ TeV. High energy muons can be use... View more
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