Astrophys. Space Sci. Trans., 7, 115-117, 2011
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15 Apr 2011
Study of EAS neutron component temporal structure
D. M. Gromushkin1, A. A. Petrukhin1, Yu. V. Stenkin2, and I. I. Yashin1
1National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Moscow 115409, Russia
2Institute for Nuclear Research of RAS, Moscow 117312, Russia

Abstract. The neutron component of Extensive Air Showers (EAS) carries information about the primary cosmic ray flux as well as about parameters of hadronic interactions at ultra-high energies. We present here the data obtained with the "Neutron" array which is a prototype of a novel type EAS array PRISMA (Stenkin, 2009). The prototype consists of 5 large area scintillator detectors (0.75 m2 each) placed in the corners and in the center of 5 m side square. The scintillator consisting of an alloy of ZnS(Ag) and 6LiF is shaped as a thin layer of grains covered with thin transparent plastic film.

Citation: Gromushkin, D. M., Petrukhin, A. A., Stenkin, Yu. V., and Yashin, I. I.: Study of EAS neutron component temporal structure, Astrophys. Space Sci. Trans., 7, 115-117, doi:10.5194/astra-7-115-2011, 2011.
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