Data-driven model of the cosmic-ray flux and mass composition from 10 GeV to $10^{11}$ GeV

@article{Dembinski2017DatadrivenMO,
  title={Data-driven model of the cosmic-ray flux and mass composition from 10 GeV to \$10^\{11\}\$ GeV},
  author={Hans Peter Dembinski and Ralph Engel and Anatoli Fedynitch and Thomas K. Gaisser and Felix Riehn and Todor Stanev},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
  year={2017}
}
We present a new parametrization of the cosmic-ray flux and its mass composition over an energy range from 10 GeV to $10^{11}$ GeV. Our approach is data-driven and relies on theoretical assumptions as little as possible. We combine measurements of the flux of individual elements from high-precision satellites and balloon experiments with indirect measurements of mass groups from the leading air shower experiments. To our knowledge, we provide the first fit of this kind that consistently takes… Expand

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