Measurement of cosmic-ray proton and antiproton spectra at mountain altitude

T. Sanuki, M. Fujikawa, H. Matsunaga, K. Abe, K. Anraku, H. Fuke, S. Haino, M. Imori, K. Izumi, T. Maeno, Y. Makida, N. Matsui, H. Matsumoto, J. Nishimura, M. Nozaki, S. Orito, M. Sasaki, Y. Shikaze, J. Suzuki, K. TanakaA. Yamamoto, Y. Yamamoto, K. Yamato, T. Yoshida, Koji Yoshimura

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Abstract

Energy spectra of atmospheric secondary cosmic-ray protons and antiprotons were measured at mountain altitude, 2770 m above sea level. We observed more than 105 protons and 102 antiprotons. Our proton spectrum is generally consistent with other previous measurements. The observed antiproton spectrum suggests that the energy loss due to non-annihilation processes is less significant than that assumed in previous model calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-17
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume577
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 18 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Atmospheric cosmic ray
  • Cosmic-ray antiproton
  • Cosmic-ray proton
  • Superconducting spectrometer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Sanuki, T., Fujikawa, M., Matsunaga, H., Abe, K., Anraku, K., Fuke, H., Haino, S., Imori, M., Izumi, K., Maeno, T., Makida, Y., Matsui, N., Matsumoto, H., Nishimura, J., Nozaki, M., Orito, S., Sasaki, M., Shikaze, Y., Suzuki, J., ... Yoshimura, K. (2003). Measurement of cosmic-ray proton and antiproton spectra at mountain altitude. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 577(1-2), 10-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2003.10.021