München 2019 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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HK: Fachverband Physik der Hadronen und Kerne

HK 54: Poster

HK 54.33: Poster

Donnerstag, 21. März 2019, 16:30–19:00, Foyer Theresanium

Simple Geant4 atmosphere model for cosmic shower simulations and comparison to other simulation frameworks. — •Sven Peter, Hans-Georg Zaunick, and Kai-Thomas Brinkmann — II. Physikalisches Institut, JLU Gießen, Deutschland

Earth is hit by high energy cosmic rays emitted by various sources. This radiation includes protons and light nuclei with energies up to 1020 eV. Reactions of these particles with nuclei in the atmosphere lead to the formation of a particle shower consisting of hadrons and electromagnetic particles. Being known as one of the components of these showers, muons are used for testing scintillation detectors. In order to investigate some properties of cosmic showers, a simple atmosphere model was implemented in Geant4. The distribution of particle species, energy spectrum and shower geometry were examined varying primary particle energies and entry angles. A comparison of the results to results of other frameworks and measured data is presented.

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