PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 301 - 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2017) - Session Cosmic-Ray Indirect. CRI- theory
Near-field radio emission induced by extensive air showers
D. García Fernández,* D. Charrier, R. Dallier, A. Escudie, A. Lecacheux, L. Martin, B. Revenu, M. Tueros
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: August 16, 2017
Published on: August 03, 2018
Abstract
The measurement of the electric field created by cosmic-ray induced air showers is nowadays a well-established technique. Due to technical limitations, the low-end part of the frequency spec- trum of the field has not been thoroughly exploited or understood, even though some experiments have indicated a large electric field at low frequencies. In this work, we present a new equation for the electric field of a particle track in time-domain valid for all frequencies, and therefore suited for the treatment of the near-field regime. After that, we calculate the low frequency radio signal of extensive air showers in the far-field and near-field regimes using a new version of the SELFAS Monte Carlo code that includes our equation.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.301.0572
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