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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2013, Article ID 826730, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/826730
Research Article

FLUKA Monte Carlo Simulations about Cosmic Rays Interactions with Kaidun Meteorite

Faculty of Science and Art, Department of Physics, Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University, 04100 Ağrı, Turkey

Received 19 September 2013; Accepted 20 November 2013

Academic Editor: Mehmet Bektasoglu

Copyright © 2013 Turgay Korkut. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

An asteroid called Kaidun fell on December 3, 1980, in Yemen (15° 0′N, 48° 18′E). Investigations on this large-sized meteorite are ongoing today. In this paper, interactions between cosmic rays-earth atmosphere and cosmic rays-Kaidun meteorite were modeled using a cosmic ray generator FLUKA Monte Carlo code. Isotope distributions and produced particles were given after these interactions. Also, simulation results were compared for these two types of interactions.