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Author Puchkov, V. S. ♦ Pyatovsky, S. E.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY ♦ COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS ♦ EMULSIONS ♦ GAMMA RADIATION ♦ HELIUM ♦ NUCLEAR HALOS ♦ PRIMARY COSMIC RADIATION ♦ PROTONS ♦ SIMULATION ♦ X-RAY EQUIPMENT
Abstract The phenomenon of gamma-ray families featuring halos that is observed in an experiment with x-ray emulsion chambers (XREC) in the Pamir experiment and in other XREC experiments is explained. The experimental properties of halos are analyzed via a comparison with the results of their simulation. It is shown that gamma-ray families featuring halos are predominantly produced (more than 96% of them) by protons and heliumnuclei. This makes it possible to employ the experimental properties of halos to estimate the fraction of protons and helium nuclei in the mass composition of primary cosmic radiation.
ISSN 10637788
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2018-03-15
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physics of Atomic Nuclei
Volume Number 81
Issue Number 2


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