INSTITUTO DE FISICA LA PLATA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
Applications of TIERRAS for underground particle cascade simulations
Congreso; Carpathian Summer School of Physics 2010; 2010
In this communication we present some example applications of TIERRAS, a software package for the simulation of High Energy particle cascades underground and underwater. The examples illustrate how this package can be used to study the phenomenology of particle cascades from Extended Air Showers propagated several meters underground, including the effect of the surface "albedo" particles that are generated when a cascade reaches ground level. These up-goingparticles can have a measurable effect on surface or shallow underground detectors. Finally, to show the package ability ro perform simulations of particle cascades in ice, an application for neutrinoradio detection is briefly introduced.