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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: A Monte Carlo method to generate fluorescence light in extensive air showers
Author: de Souza, V
Barbosa, H
Dobrigkeit, C
Abstract: A new approach to simulate fluorescence photons produced in extensive air showers is described. A Monte Carlo program based on CORSIKA produces the fluorescence photons for each charged particle in the development of the shower. This method results in a full three-dimensional simulation of the particles in a shower and of the fluorescence light generated in the atmosphere. The photons produced by this program are tracked down to a telescope and the simulation of a particular detector is applied. The differences between this method and one-dimensional approaches are quantitatively determined as a function of the distance between the telescope and the shower core. As a particular application, the maximum distance at which the Auger fluorescence telescope might be able to measure the lateral distribution of a shower is determined as a function of energy. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Subject: cosmic-ray
fluorescence telescopes
Country: Holanda
Editor: Elsevier Science Bv
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2004.07.006
Date Issue: 2004
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