Cosmic rays Monte Carlo simulations for the Extreme Energy Events Project

M. Abbrescia, A. Agocs, S. Aiola, R. Antolini, C. Avanzini, R. Baldini Ferroli, G. Bencivenni, E. Bossini, E. Bressan, A. Chiavassa, C. Cicalò, L. Cifarelli, E. Coccia, D. De Gruttola, S. De Pasquale, A. Di Giovanni, M. D’Incecco, M. Dreucci, F. L. Fabbri, V. FrolovM. Garbini, G. Gemme, I. Gnesi, C. Gustavino, D. Hatzifotiadou, P. La Rocca, S. Li, F. Librizzi, A. Maggiora, M. Massai, S. Miozzi, M. Panareo, R. Paoletti, L. Perasso, F. Pilo, G. Piragino, A. Regano, F. Riggi, G. C. Righini, G. Sartorelli, E. Scapparone, A. Scribano, M. Selvi, S. Serci, E. Siddi, G. Spandre, S. Squarcia, M. Taiuti, F. Tosello, L. Votano, M. C.S. Williams, G. Yánez, A. Zichichi, R. Zuyeuski

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Abstract

The Extreme Energy Events Project (EEE Project) is an innovative experiment to study very high energy cosmic rays by means of the detection of the associated air shower muon component. It consists of a network of tracking detectors installed inside Italian High Schools. Each tracking detector, called EEE telescope, is composed of three Multigap Resistive Plate Chambers (MRPCs). At present, 43 telescopes are installed and taking data, opening the way for the detection of far away coincidences over a total area of about 3 × 105 km2. In this paper we present the Monte Carlo simulations that have been performed to predict the expected coincidence rate between distant EEE telescopes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number166
JournalEuropean Physical Journal Plus
Volume129
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

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Abbrescia, M., Agocs, A., Aiola, S., Antolini, R., Avanzini, C., Baldini Ferroli, R., Bencivenni, G., Bossini, E., Bressan, E., Chiavassa, A., Cicalò, C., Cifarelli, L., Coccia, E., De Gruttola, D., De Pasquale, S., Di Giovanni, A., D’Incecco, M., Dreucci, M., Fabbri, F. L., ... Zuyeuski, R. (2014). Cosmic rays Monte Carlo simulations for the Extreme Energy Events Project. European Physical Journal Plus, 129(8), [166]. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjp/i2014-14166-3