Publications [#248813] of Christopher Walter

Papers Published
  1. Ahlen, S; Ambrosio, M; Antolini, R; Auriemma, G; Baldini, A; Bam, BB; Barbarino, GC; Barish, BC; Battistom, G; Bellotti, R; Bemporad, C; Bernardini, P; Bilokon, H; Bisi, V; Bloise, C; Bussino, S; Cafagna, F; Calicchio, M; Campana, P; Campana, D; Carboni, M; Cecchini, S; Cei, F; Chiarella, V; Chiera, C; Cobis, A; Cormack, R; Corona, A; Coutu, S; DeCataldo, G; DeMarzo, C; Vincenzi, MD; Credico, AD; Diehl, E; Erriquez, O; Favuzzi, C; Ficenec, D; Forti, C; Foti, L; Fusco, P; Giacomelli, G et al., Study of the ultrahigh-energy primary-cosmic-ray composition with the MACRO experiment, Physical Review D, vol. 46 no. 3 (1992), pp. 895-902 [doi] .

    We present the analysis of multiple-muon events collected with one supermodule (1013 h live time) and two supermodules (1195 h live time) of the MACRO detector at Gran Sasso, Italy. Multimuon rates are shown to be sensitive to primary-cosmic-ray energies between 50 TeV and several thousand TeV. Experimental data are compared with the expected rates from two composition models: a light (i.e., proton-rich) and a heavy (i.e., Fe-rich) composition. The predictions are based on a Monte Carlo simulation of the hadronic interactions of cosmic-ray nuclei, followed by a detailed tracking of the muons through the rock and the experimental apparatus. The results show good sensitivity of the MACRO detector to primary composition. The data exhibit a preference towards the light composition model. © 1992 The American Physical Society.