EAS hadronic component as registered by a neutron monitor
23 Nov 2011
1Polar Geophysical Institute (PGI) of RAS, Apatity, Russia
2Institute for Nuclear Research of RAS, Baksan Neutrino Observatory, Russia
Abstract. For the purposes of a study of hadron component of an extended air shower (EAS), two detectors of cosmic rays (CR) were joined at the Baksan Neutrino Observatory. They are an EAS array detector (the "Carpet") and a neutron monitor (NM). Due to the versatility of a new recording system a master-pulse, which comes from the "Carpet" and marks to occurring of EAS, is joined to NM data. After processing of the huge data set it is found that the time of EAS influence on NM is less than 1 ms. The distribution of time intervals between pulses in the first millisecond after EAS onset is essentially different from the background and shows presence of two processes with characteristic times 45 and 230 μs.