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Title:Astrophysical interpretation of energy spectrum and mass composition of cosmic rays as measured at the Pierre Auger Observatory
Authors:ID Guido, Eleonora (Author)
ID Filipčič, Andrej (Author)
ID Lundquist, Jon Paul (Author)
ID Shivashankara, Shima Ujjani (Author)
ID Stanič, Samo (Author)
ID Vorobiov, Serguei (Author)
ID Zavrtanik, Danilo (Author)
ID Zavrtanik, Marko (Author), et al.
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Abstract:The combined interpretation of the spectrum and composition measurements plays a key role in the quest for the origin of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays (UHECRs). The Pierre Auger Observatory, thanks to its huge exposure, provides the most precise measurement of the energy spectrum of UHECRs and the most reliable information on their composition, exploiting the distributions of the depth of maximum of the showers in the atmosphere. A combined fit of a simple astrophysical model of UHECR sources to the spectrum and mass composition measurements is used to evaluate the constraining power of the data measured by the Pierre Auger Observatory on the source properties. We find that our data across the “ankle” feature are well reproduced if two extragalactic populations of sources are considered, one emitting a very soft spectrum which dominates the region below the ankle, and the other taking over at energies above the ankle, with an intermediate mixed composition, a hard spectrum and a low rigidity cutoff. Interestingly, similar results can also be obtained if the medium-mass contribution at lower energy is provided by an additional galactic component.
Keywords:Pierre Auger Observatory, ultra-high energy cosmic rays, UHECR energy spectrum, UHECR mass composition
Publication status:Published
Publication version:Version of Record
Year of publishing:2023
Number of pages:Str. 1-5
PID:20.500.12556/RUNG-8818 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:182281731 New window
UDC:52
ISSN on article:1824-8039
DOI:10.22323/1.441.0125 New window
NUK URN:URN:SI:UNG:REP:QH6FU943
Publication date in RUNG:24.01.2024
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Title:XVIII International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics [also] TAUP2023
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Title:Proceedings of science
Shortened title:Pos proc. sci.
Publisher:Sissa
ISSN:1824-8039
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Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:P1-0031
Name:Večglasniška astrofizika

Funder:ARRS - Slovenian Research Agency
Project number:N1-0111
Name:Identifikacija izvorov kozmičnih žarkov med aktivnimi galaksijami s curki

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