Development of electron neutrino showers at mid and high altitudes in the atmosphere

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Aithousa Mitropoulos

Aithousa Mitropoulos

Megaron, Athens - Greece


Daniel Supanitsky (Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares - UNAM, Mexico)


JEM-EUSO is a mission intended to detect the fluorescence light produced by the secondary charge particles generated by ultra high energy cosmic rays interacting in the Earth atmosphere. It will be installed in the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) of the International Space Station. The very large exposure of the telescope is ideal for the detection of high energy neutrinos. The information carried by the high energy neutrino component is of grate importance for the understanding of several processes related to ultra high energy cosmic ray physics. In particular, they are produced in photo-hadronic interactions in the acceleration sites, during propagation of the cosmic rays in the intergalactic medium and as a main product of the decay of super heavy relic particles. In this work we use a combination of the PYTHIA interaction code with the CONEX shower simulation package in order to produce fast one-dimensional simulations of electron neutrino initiated air showers. We study in detail the characteristics of longitudinal profiles of these showers which, in regions of large air density are dominated by the LPM effect. We believe that these characteristics have grate importance for its identification.

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Daniel Supanitsky (Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares - UNAM, Mexico) Gustavo Medina-Tanco (Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, UNAM, Mexico)

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