Substantial fluxes of protons and leptons with energies below the geomagnetic cutoff have been measured by the AMS experiment at altitudes of 370-390 Km, in the latitude interval ±51.7°. The production mechanisms of the observed trapped fluxes are investigated in detail by means of the FLUKA Monte Carlo simulation code. All known processes involved in the interaction of the cosmic rays with the atmosphere are included in the simulation. The results are presented and compared with the experimental data, indicating good agreement with the observed fluxes.

A Monte Carlo simulation of cosmic rays interactions with Earth's atmosphere / Zuccon, P.. - In: NUCLEAR PHYSICS B-PROCEEDINGS SUPPLEMENTS. - ISSN 0920-5632. - 110:(2002), pp. 182-185. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Second International Workshop on Matter, Anti-Matter and Dark Matter tenutosi a Laboratori del Gran Sasso - ITALY nel 8-12 September 2001.

A Monte Carlo simulation of cosmic rays interactions with Earth's atmosphere

Zuccon P.
2002

Abstract

Substantial fluxes of protons and leptons with energies below the geomagnetic cutoff have been measured by the AMS experiment at altitudes of 370-390 Km, in the latitude interval ±51.7°. The production mechanisms of the observed trapped fluxes are investigated in detail by means of the FLUKA Monte Carlo simulation code. All known processes involved in the interaction of the cosmic rays with the atmosphere are included in the simulation. The results are presented and compared with the experimental data, indicating good agreement with the observed fluxes.
Proceeding of TAUP 2001
Netherlands
Elsevier
Zuccon, P.
A Monte Carlo simulation of cosmic rays interactions with Earth's atmosphere / Zuccon, P.. - In: NUCLEAR PHYSICS B-PROCEEDINGS SUPPLEMENTS. - ISSN 0920-5632. - 110:(2002), pp. 182-185. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Second International Workshop on Matter, Anti-Matter and Dark Matter tenutosi a Laboratori del Gran Sasso - ITALY nel 8-12 September 2001.
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