Simulation of ultra-high energy photon propagation in the geomagnetic field

Published: 1 December 2005| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/7dkxhgrcwz.1
P. Homola, D. Góra, D. Heck, H. Klages, J. Pȩkala, M. Risse, B. Wilczyńska, H. Wilczyński


Abstract The identification of primary photons or specifying stringent limits on the photon flux is of major importance for understanding the origin of ultra-high energy (UHE) cosmic rays. UHE photons can initiate particle cascades in the geomagnetic field, which leads to significant changes in the subsequent atmospheric shower development. We present a Monte Carlo program allowing detailed studies of conversion and cascading of UHE photons in the geomagnetic field. The program named PRESHOWER can be ... Title of program: PRESHOWER 1.0 Catalogue Id: ADWG_v1_0 Nature of problem Simulation of a cascade of particles initiated by UHE photon passing through the geomagnetic field above the Earth's atmosphere. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ADWG_v1_0; PRESHOWER 1.0; 10.1016/j.cpc.2005.07.001 ADWG_v2_0; PRESHOWER 2.0; 10.1016/j.cpc.2013.01.015 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2019)



Astronomy, Astrophysics, Computational Physics