The proton-air cross section in the energy range 1-100 TeV has been measured with the ARGOYBJ experiment. The effects of shower fluctuations, the contribution of heavier primaries and the uncertainties of the hadronic interaction models, have been taken into account. The results have been used to estimate the total proton-proton cross section at center of mass energies between 70 and 500 GeV, where no accelerator data are currently available.

Proton-air cross section measurement with ARGO-YBJ

I. De Mitri;
2009

Abstract

The proton-air cross section in the energy range 1-100 TeV has been measured with the ARGOYBJ experiment. The effects of shower fluctuations, the contribution of heavier primaries and the uncertainties of the hadronic interaction models, have been taken into account. The results have been used to estimate the total proton-proton cross section at center of mass energies between 70 and 500 GeV, where no accelerator data are currently available.
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