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Maximum entropy analysis of cosmic ray composition

  1. 1. 0458916 - FZU-D 2017 RIV NL eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Nosek, D. - Ebr, Jan - Vícha, Jakub - Trávníček, Petr - Nosková, J.
    Maximum entropy analysis of cosmic ray composition.
    Astroparticle Physics. Roč. 76, Mar (2016), s. 9-18 ISSN 0927-6505
    Grant CEP: GA ČR(CZ) GA14-17501S
    Institucionální podpora: RVO:68378271
    Klíčová slova: ultra-high energy cosmic rays * extensive air showers * cosmic ray composition
    Kód oboru RIV: BF - Elementární částice a fyzika vys. energií
    Impakt faktor: 3.257, rok: 2016

    We focus on the primary composition of cosmic rays with the highest energies that cause extensive air showers in the Earth’s atmosphere. A way of examining the two lowest order moments of the sample distribution of the depth of shower maximum is presented. In order to describe how the moments of the depth of shower maximum depend on the type of primary particles and their energies, we utilize a superposition model. Using the principle of maximum entropy, we are able to determine what trends in the primary composition are consistent with the input data, while relying on a limited amount of information from shower physics. Some capabilities and limitations of the proposed method are discussed. In order to achieve a realistic description of the primary mass composition, we pay special attention to the choice of the parameters of the superposition model. We present two examples that demonstrate what consequences can be drawn for energy dependent changes in the primary composition.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0259128