The TAIGA astroparticle observatory is under development at Tunka valley close to the Baikal Lake. This simulation study is concentrated on the ultrahigh energy extensive air showers (EAS) induced by gamma-quanta or proton in the range from 1 PeV to 10 PeV and zenith angle ranging 0°-45°. For this work, a set of air showers was created by CORSIKA software package. The list of useful secondary particles at the ground level is produced using the COAST library package. The interaction of secondary particles with the soil and detectors was simulated with GEANT4 package. The method based on neural network has been developed for the separation of EAS induced by gamma-quanta or proton. The air showers having energy ranging 1-10 PeV show more than 90% of identification efficiency of protons while keeping identification efficiency of gamma around 50% or more.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberC09037
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020


  • Detector modelling and simulations II (electric fields, charge transport, multiplication and induction, pulse formation, electron emission, etc)
  • Particle identification methods
  • Performance of High Energy Physics Detectors
  • Scintillators, scintillation and light emission processes (solid, gas and liquid scintillators)

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