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Detection of High Energy Cosmic Rays at the Auger Engineering Radio Array

S. de Jong, on behalf of the Pierre Auger Collaboration

in 38th International Conference on High Energy Physics

Contribution: pdf


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.