High energy cosmic ray interactions and UHECR composition problem
Frankfurt Institute forAdvanced Studies(FIAS), 60438 Frankfurtam Main, Germany
2 D.V. Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, 119992 Moscow, Russia
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Published online: 17 May 2019
The differences between contemporary Monte Carlo generators of high energy hadronic interactions are discussed and their impact on the interpretation of experimental data on ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) is studied. Key directions for further model improvements are outlined. The prospect for a coherent interpretation of the data in terms of the UHECR composition is investigated.
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