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Cosmic Rays

Measurements in present experiments have dramatically advanced our understanding of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays. The suppression of the flux at the highest energies is now confirmed without any doubt, and strong limits have been placed on the photon and neutrino components. There are indications for a small, large-scale anisotropy both below and above the energy of the angle and for a correlation on smaller angular scales at E > 5.5*1019 eV. Around 3*1018 eV, there is a distinct change of slope with energy, and the shower-to-shower variance decreases. Interpreted with the leading LHC-tuned shower models, this implies a gradual shift to a heavier composition, and a number of fundamentally different astrophysical model scenarios have been developed to describe this evolution.

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Cosmic RaysEdited by Zbigniew Piotr Szadkowski

Published: August 22nd 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72533

ISBN: 978-1-78923-593-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-592-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-699-5

Copyright year: 2018

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5195 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

6 Web of Science Citations

6 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Ultrahigh-Energy Cosmic Rays

By Zbigniew Szadkowski


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2. Gamma Ray Bursts: Progenitors, Accretion in the Central Engine, Jet Acceleration Mechanisms

By Agnieszka Janiuk and Konstantinos Sapountzis


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3. Cosmic Ray Muons as Penetrating Probes to Explore the World around Us

By Paola La Rocca, Domenico Lo Presti and Francesco Riggi


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4. Galactic Cosmic Rays from 1 MeV to 1 GeV as Measured by Voyager beyond the Heliopause

By William R. Webber


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5. Galactic Cosmic Rays and Low Clouds: Possible Reasons for Correlation Reversal

By Svetlana Veretenenko, Maxim Ogurtsov, Markus Lindholm and Risto Jalkanen


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6. Cosmic Ray Cradles in the Galaxy

By Mehmet Guenduez, Julia Becker Tjus, Björn Eichmann and Francis Halzen


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7. Exploration of Solar Cosmic Ray Sources by Means of Particle Energy Spectra

By Jorge Perez-Peraza and Juan C. Márquez-Adame


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