Inelastic p-air cross section at energies between 1016 and 1018 eV estimated from air-shower experiments

T. Hara, Y. Hatano, N. Hayashida, M. Honda, K. Kamata, K. Kasahara, T. Kifune, Y. Mizumoto, M. Nagano, G. Tanahashi, Shoji Torii, S. Kawaguchi

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Abstract

The inelastic cross section of p-air collisions [σin(p-air)] between 1016 and 1018 eV is estimated by the observation of extensive air showers at Akeno. The flux of air showers at different zenith angles is analyzed with both a fixed muon number and a fixed electron number. σin(p-air) increases with energy as 290×Elab0.06±0.01 mb (Elab in teraelectron-volts) up to 1018 eV with the assumptions of Feynman scaling in the fragmentation region and at least 10% of the primary particles being protons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2058-2061
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume50
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Hara, T., Hatano, Y., Hayashida, N., Honda, M., Kamata, K., Kasahara, K., ... Kawaguchi, S. (1983). Inelastic p-air cross section at energies between 1016 and 1018 eV estimated from air-shower experiments. Physical Review Letters, 50(26), 2058-2061. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.50.2058

Inelastic p-air cross section at energies between 1016 and 1018 eV estimated from air-shower experiments. / Hara, T.; Hatano, Y.; Hayashida, N.; Honda, M.; Kamata, K.; Kasahara, K.; Kifune, T.; Mizumoto, Y.; Nagano, M.; Tanahashi, G.; Torii, Shoji; Kawaguchi, S.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 50, No. 26, 1983, p. 2058-2061.

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Hara, T, Hatano, Y, Hayashida, N, Honda, M, Kamata, K, Kasahara, K, Kifune, T, Mizumoto, Y, Nagano, M, Tanahashi, G, Torii, S & Kawaguchi, S 1983, 'Inelastic p-air cross section at energies between 1016 and 1018 eV estimated from air-shower experiments', Physical Review Letters, vol. 50, no. 26, pp. 2058-2061. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.50.2058
Hara, T. ; Hatano, Y. ; Hayashida, N. ; Honda, M. ; Kamata, K. ; Kasahara, K. ; Kifune, T. ; Mizumoto, Y. ; Nagano, M. ; Tanahashi, G. ; Torii, Shoji ; Kawaguchi, S. / Inelastic p-air cross section at energies between 1016 and 1018 eV estimated from air-shower experiments. In: Physical Review Letters. 1983 ; Vol. 50, No. 26. pp. 2058-2061.
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