2020 Impact factor 4.590
Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 11, 559-562
DOI 10.1007/s100529900177

Leading nucleons in nucleon-air collisions

J. Bellandi1 - J.R. Fleitas1 - J. Dias de Deus2 - F.O. Durães3

1 Instituto de Física, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Caixa Postal 6165, 13083-970, Campinas SP, Brazil
2 Departamento de Física - CENTRA - IST, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1 - 1096 Lisboa Codex, Portugal
3 Instituto de Física, Universidade de São Paulo, Caixa Postal 66318, 05315-970 São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Received: 6 April 1999 / Revised version: 14 May 1999 / Published online: 22 October 1999

We present in this paper a calculation of the hadronic flux in the atmosphere. Using an iterative leading-particle model in the Glauber framework, we relate the moment of the leading-particle distribution in nucleon-air collisions with its counterpart one in nucleon-proton collisions.

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