The KASCADE-Grande experiment operated at KIT from January 2004 to November 2012, measuring Extensive Air Showers (EAS) generated by primary cosmic rays in the 1016–1018eV energy range. The experiment measured, for each single event, with a high resolution, the total number of charged particles (Nch) and of muons (Nμ). In this contribution we summarize the results obtained about: (i) the measurement of the all particle energy spectrum, discussing the influence of the hadronic interaction model used to derive the energy calibration of the experimental data. (ii) The energy spectra derived separating the events according to the Nμ/Nch ratio. This technique allowed us to unveil a steepening of the spectrum of heavy primaries at E∼1016.92±0.04eV and a hardening of the spectrum of light primaries at E∼1017.08±0.08eV. (ii) A search for large scale anisotropies.

KASCADE-Grande experiment measurements of the cosmic ray spectrum and large scale anisotropy

Chiavassa A.;Bertaina M.;Cantoni E.;Di Pierro F.;Palmieri N.;
2016-01-01

Abstract

The KASCADE-Grande experiment operated at KIT from January 2004 to November 2012, measuring Extensive Air Showers (EAS) generated by primary cosmic rays in the 1016–1018eV energy range. The experiment measured, for each single event, with a high resolution, the total number of charged particles (Nch) and of muons (Nμ). In this contribution we summarize the results obtained about: (i) the measurement of the all particle energy spectrum, discussing the influence of the hadronic interaction model used to derive the energy calibration of the experimental data. (ii) The energy spectra derived separating the events according to the Nμ/Nch ratio. This technique allowed us to unveil a steepening of the spectrum of heavy primaries at E∼1016.92±0.04eV and a hardening of the spectrum of light primaries at E∼1017.08±0.08eV. (ii) A search for large scale anisotropies.
2016
CRIS 2015
Gallipoli (LE)
14-16 settembre 2015
279-281
56
62
Cosmic Rays; Extensive Air Showers; Knee; Spectra
Chiavassa A.; Apel W.D.; Arteaga-Velazquez J.C.; Bekk K.; Bertaina M.; Blumer J.; Bozdog H.; Brancus I.M.; Cantoni E.; Cossavella F.; Daumiller K.; de Souza V.; Di Pierro F.; Doll P.; Engel R.; Fuhrmann D.; Gherghel-Lascu A.; Gils H.J.; Glasstetter R.; Grupen C.; Haungs A.; Heck D.; Horandel J.R.; Huber D.; Huege T.; Kampert K.-H.; Kang D.; Klages H.O.; Link K.; Luczak P.; Mathes H.J.; Mayer H.J.; Milke J.; Mitrica B.; Morello C.; Oehlschlager J.; Ostapchenko S.; Palmieri N.; Pierog T.; Rebel H.; Roth M.; Schieler H.; Schoo S.; Schroder F.G.; Sima O.; Toma G.; Trinchero G.C.; Ulrich H.; Weindl A.; Wochele J.; Zabierowski J.
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