JARNE Cecilia Gisele
Measurement of the cosmic ray spectrum above 4×10^18 eV using inclined events detected with the Pierre Auger Observatory
THE PIERRE AUGER COLABORATION; C. JARNE
JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS
IOP PUBLISHING LTD
Lugar: Londres; Año: 2014
A measurement of the cosmic-ray spectrum for energies exceeding 4×10(18) eV is presented, which is based on the analysis of showers with zenith angles greater than 60° detected with the Pierre Auger Observatory between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2013. The measured spectrum confirms a flux suppression at the highest energies. Above 5.3×10(18) eV, the ``ankle'', the flux can be described by a power law E(−)(γ) with index γ=2.70 ± 0.02 (stat) ± 0.1 (sys) followed by a smooth suppression region. For the energy (E(s)) at which the spectral flux has fallen to one-half of its extrapolated value in the absence of suppression, we find E(s)=(5.12±0.25 (stat)(+1.0)(−)(1.2) (sys))×10(19) eV.