Please note that eDoc will be permanently shut down in the first quarter of 2021!      Home News About Us Contact Contributors Disclaimer Privacy Policy Help FAQ

Home
Search
Quick Search
Advanced
Fulltext
Browse
Collections
Persons
My eDoc
Session History
Login
Name:
Password:
Documentation
Help
Support Wiki
Direct access to
document ID:


          Institute: MPI für Kernphysik     Collection: High-Energy Astrophysics     Display Documents



ID: 51122.0, MPI für Kernphysik / High-Energy Astrophysics
Secondary antiproton flux induced by cosmic ray interactions with the atmosphere from sea level to satellite altitudes
Authors:Huang, C.Y.; Derome, L.; Buénerd, M.
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2003-09-29
Title of Journal:Physical Review D
Journal Abbrev.:Phys. Rev. D
Volume:68
Issue / Number:5
Sequence Number of Article:053008
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:The atmospheric secondary antiproton flux is studied for detection altitudes extending from sea level up to about three earth radii, by means of a three-dimensional Monte Carlo simulation, successfully applied previously to other satellite and balloon data. The calculated antiproton flux at mountain altitude is found to be in fair agreement with the recent BESS measurements. The flux obtained at balloon altitude is also in agreement with calculations performed in previous studies and used for the analysis of balloon data. The flux at sea level is found to be significant. The antineutron flux is also evaluated. The antiproton flux is prospectively explored up to around 2×10⁴ km from the Earth. The results are discussed in the context of the forthcoming measurements by large acceptance experiments.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Affiliations:MPI für Kernphysik/Group H. J. Völk/High Energy Astrophysics (F. Aharonian)
External Affiliations:Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie, IN2P3/CNRS, 53 Av. des Martyrs, 38026 Grenoble cedex, France
Identifiers:URL:http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRD/v68/e053008
DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.68.053008
The scope and number of records on eDoc is subject to the collection policies defined by each institute - see "info" button in the collection browse view.