• Energy distribution of cosmic rays in the Earth’s atmosphere and avionic area using Monte Carlo codes

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      Cosmic rays cause significant damage to the electronic equipments of the aircrafts. In this paper, we have investigated the accumulation of the deposited energy of cosmic rays on the Earth’s atmosphere, especially in the aircraft area. In fact, if a high-energy neutron or proton interacts with a nanodevice having only a few atoms, this neutron or proton particle can change the nature of this device and destroy it. Our simulation based on Monte Carlo using Geant4 code shows that the deposited energy of neutron particles ranging between 200MeV and 5 GeV are strongly concentrated in the region between 10 and 15 km from the sea level which is exactly the avionic area. However, the Bragg peak energy of proton particle is slightly localized above the avionic area.

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      MOHAMED M OULD1 DIB A S A2 BELBACHIR A H2

      1. Department of Physics, University of Blida 1, Blida, Algeria
      2. Department of Genie Physics, University of Sciences and Technology of Oran, Oran B.P. 1505, Algeria
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