Primary energy reconstruction from the charged particle densities recorded at 500 m distance from shower core with the KASCADE-Grande detector

@inproceedings{Toma2011PrimaryER,
  title={Primary energy reconstruction from the charged particle densities recorded at 500 m distance from shower core with the KASCADE-Grande detector},
  author={Gabriel Toma and W. D. Apel and J. C. Arteaga and K. Bekk and Mario E. Bertaina and Johannes Bluemer and H. Bozdog and I. M. Br{\^a}ncuş and Peter Buchholz and Emmanuel Cantoni and Andrea Chiavassa and F. Cossavella and K. Daumiller and Vitor De Souza and Francesco di Pierro and Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. N. Doll and R. Engel and Jason Engler and Markus Finger and Daniel Fuhrmann and P. L. Ghia and H. J. Gils and R. Glasstetter and Claus Grupen and Andreas Haungs and D. Heck and J{\"o}rg R. H{\"o}randel and Tim Huege and P. G. Isar and K. – H. Kampert and Dujuan Kang and D. Kickelbick and H. O. Klages and K P Link and P. Łuczak and Marianne Ludwig and H. J. Mathes and H. J. Mathes b H. J. Mayer and M. Melissas and Jens-Michael Milke and Bogdan Mitrica and Candis Morello and Gianni Navarra and Suzanne Nehls and J{\"u}rgen Oehlschl{\"a}ger and S. Ostapchenko and Stefan Over and Nicola Palmieri and Madalina Petcu and Tanguy Pierog and Heinigerd Rebel and Manfred Roth and H. Schieler and F. G. Schroeder and Octavian Sima and G. Toma G. C. Trinchero and Helmut Ulrich and Andreas Weindl and Joerg Wochele and M. Wommer and J. Zabierowski},
  year={2011}
}
Previous EAS investigations have shown that for a fixed primary energy the charged particle density becomes independent of the primary mass at certain (fixed) distances from the shower axis. This feature can be used as an estimator for the primary energy. We present results on the reconstruction of the primary energy spectrum of cosmic rays from the experimentally recorded S(500) observable (the density of charged particles at a distance of 500 m to the shower core as measured in a plane normal… CONTINUE READING