PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 444 - 38th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2023) - Cosmic-Ray Physics (Indirect, CRI)
Searching for cosmic-ray air showers with RNO-G
J. Henrichs, A. Nelles*,  RNO-G Collaboration, J.A.A. Aguilar, P. Allison, D.Z. Besson, A. Bishop, O. Botner, S. Bouma, S. Buitink, W. Castiglioni, M. Cataldo, B.A. Clark, A. Coleman, K. Couberly, P. Dasgupta, S. De Kockere, K.D. de Vries, C. Deaconu, M.A. DuVernois, A. Eimer, C. Glaser, T. Glüsenkamp, A. Hallgren, S. Hallmann, J.C. Hanson, B. Hendricks, N. Heyer, C. Hornhuber, K. Hughes, T. Karg, A. Karle, J.L. Kelley, M. Korntheuer, M. Kowalski, I. Kravchenko, R. Krebs, R. Lahmann, P. Lehmann, U.A. Latif, P. Laub, H. Liu, J. Mammo, M.J. Marsee, Z.S. Meyers, M. Mikhailova, K. Michaels, K. Mulrey, M. Muzio, A. Nelles, A. Novikov, A. Nozdrina, E. Oberla, B. Oeyen, I. Plaisier, N. Punsuebsay, L. Pyras, D. Ryckbosch, F. Schlüter, O. Scholten, D. Seckel, M.F.H. Seikh, D.J.B. Smith, J. Stoffels, D. Southall, K. Terveer, S. Toscano, D. Tosi, D.J. Van Den Broeck, N. van Eijndhoven, A.G. Vieregg, J.Z. Vischer, C. Welling, D.R. Williams, S.A. Wissel, R. Young and A. Zinket al. (click to show)
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The Radio Neutrino Observatory – Greenland (RNO-G) is an in-ice
neutrino detector currently under construction. The detector is designed to make the first measurement of neutrinos beyond energies of $\sim$10 PeV.
Each of the planned 35 stations of the detector includes three
log-periodic dipole array antennas (LPDA) pointing towards the sky. The stations cover an area of $\sim$ 50 km$^2$ and enable RNO-G to measure the radio emission of cosmic-ray induced air-showers, thus making it a cosmic-ray detector as well. As other experiments have shown, such radio emission can be used to make precision cosmic-ray measurements. Additionally,
the location of the experiment at Summit Station, at a height of $\sim$3000 m, enables RNO-G to study the phenomena of shower cores hitting the air/ice boundary and further developing in the ice itself. Moreover, RNO-G is also able to study high energetic muons, created in cosmic-ray induced air-showers, which penetrate into the ice from above.
In this contribution, we will give an overview of the cosmic-ray analysis of RNO-G and report the current status. This includes outlining the method used for identifying the air-shower signals using signal templates, showing the
first cosmic-ray candidate events and discussing systematic uncertainties.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.444.0259
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