PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 282 - 38th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2016) - Astro-particle Physics and Cosmology
Detection of High Energy Cosmic Rays at the Auger Engineering Radio Array
S. de Jong* on behalf of the Pierre Auger Collaboration
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: February 06, 2017
Published on: April 19, 2017
Abstract
Detection of (ultra-) high-energy cosmic rays with the use of radio frequency emission from
extensive air showers has been proven as complimentary to existing ground array detection tech-
niques. Great progress has been made in the understanding of the emission processes and in their
Monte Carlo modelling. These have led to experimental results, notably also at the Auger Engi-
neering Radio Array, on energy, angular and mass composition resolution of the primary cosmic
rays. Recent results are reported. The measured resolutions turn out to be competitive with exist-
ing techniques and they have independent uncertainties. Implications for cross-calibration with
existing techniques and for future large-scale applications of radio detection of ultra-high-energy
cosmic rays are discussed.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.282.0080
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