Extensive Air Showers and the LPM Effect

Lion Alio, Pham Ngoc Diep, Pham Ngoc Dong, Do Thi Hoai, Pham Thi Tuyet Nhung, Pierre Darriulat, Nguyen Thi Thao

Abstract


A very simple model of thelongitudinal development of electromagnetic showers is presented,allowing for easy calculations at the highest energies where usualsimulation codes become impracticable because of the enormousmultiplicity of secondary shower particles. Shower profiles aredescribed in terms of a few parameters having Gaussianfluctuations. The model is applied to the impact of theLandau-Pomeranchuk-Migdal effect on the shower development, whichis found negligible in practical cases.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15625/0868-3166/20/2/2182 Display counter: Abstract : 59 views. PDF : 26 views.

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