McBreen, B. and Lambert, Colin (1981) Interactions of high-energy (E>5×1019 eV) photons in the Earth's magnetic field. Physical Review D, 24 (9). pp. 2536-2538. ISSN 1550-7998Full text not available from this repository.
Cosmic-ray photons of energy >5 × 1019 eV will pair produce in the Earth's magnetic field. The electrons radiate by quantum synchrotron radiation; the produced photons may in turn pair produce and continue the cascade. This electromagnetic cascade interacts with the Earth's atmosphere and produces an extensive air shower. Some implications for determining the photon contribution to the highest-energy cosmic rays are discussed.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physical Review D|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited On:||22 Oct 2012 10:46|
|Last Modified:||03 Nov 2015 16:28|
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