Origin of the Soft Component of Cosmic Rays

Phys. Rev. 61, 121 – Published 1 February 1942
Bruno Rossi and Kenneth Greisen


The number of electrons arising from the decay of mesotrons has been calculated with the multiplication theory. A comparison with experimental data indicates the existence of an electron component having a sharper maximum in the vertical direction and increasing with altitude more rapidly than the decay electrons.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRev.61.121

  • Received 1 December 1941
  • Published in the issue dated February 1942

© 1942 The American Physical Society

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Bruno Rossi and Kenneth Greisen

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

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