We present a combined fit of a simple astrophysical model of UHECR sources to both the energy spectrum and mass composition data measured by the Pierre Auger Observatory. The fit has been performed for energies above 5 EeV, i.e. the region of the all-particle spectrum above the so-called "ankle"' feature. The astrophysical model we adopted consists of identical sources uniformly distributed in a comoving volume, where nuclei are accelerated with a rigidity-dependent mechanism. The fit results suggest sources characterized by relatively low maximum injection energies and hard spectral indices. The impact of various systematic uncertainties on the above result is discussed.
|Titolo:||Astrophysical interpretation of Pierre Auger Observatory measurements of the UHECR energy spectrum and mass composition|
|Autori interni:||PETRERA, SERGIO|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Rivista:||EPJ WEB OF CONFERENCES|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|