Title

Energy spectra and composition near the knee

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1999

Abstract

Measurements with the CASA-MIA experiment show the cosmic ray spectral knee to be a smooth transition. The composition is consistent with direct measurements at 100 TeV but becomes heavier through the knee region. The smooth change results from using a composition-independent energy reconstruction. Data are consistent with rigidity dependent cutoffs[1].

Publication Title

Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements

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