A measurement of the cosmic-ray spectrum for energies exceeding 4×10<sup>18</sup> eV is presented, which is based on the analysis of showers with zenith angles greater than 60° detected with the Pierre Auger Observatory between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2013. The measured spectrum confirms a flux suppression at the highest energies. Above 5.3×10<sup>18</sup> eV, the "ankle", the flux can be described by a power law E<sup>-γ</sup> with index γ=2.70 ± 0.02 (stat) ± 0.1 (sys) followed by a smooth suppression region. For the energy (E<inf>s</inf>) at which the spectral flux has fallen to one-half of its extrapolated value in the absence of suppression, we find E<inf>s</inf>=(5.12 ± 0.25 (stat)<sup>+1.0</sup><inf>-1.2</inf> (sys))×10<sup>19</sup> eV.

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Measurement of the cosmic ray spectrum above 4 × 1018 eV using inclined events detected with the Pierre Auger Observatory

B. Caccianiga;L. Caccianiga;M. Mallamaci;L. Miramonti;
2015-08

Abstract

A measurement of the cosmic-ray spectrum for energies exceeding 4×1018 eV is presented, which is based on the analysis of showers with zenith angles greater than 60° detected with the Pierre Auger Observatory between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2013. The measured spectrum confirms a flux suppression at the highest energies. Above 5.3×1018 eV, the "ankle", the flux can be described by a power law E with index γ=2.70 ± 0.02 (stat) ± 0.1 (sys) followed by a smooth suppression region. For the energy (Es) at which the spectral flux has fallen to one-half of its extrapolated value in the absence of suppression, we find Es=(5.12 ± 0.25 (stat)+1.0-1.2 (sys))×1019 eV.
cosmic ray experiments; ultra high energy cosmic rays; Astronomy and Astrophysics
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Settore FIS/04 - Fisica Nucleare e Subnucleare
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