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Amplified radio emission from cosmic ray air showers in thunderstorms

Buitink, S.; Apel, W. D.; Asch, T.; Badea, F.; Bahren, L.; Bekk, K.; Bercuci, A.; Bertaina, M.; Biermann, P. L.; Blumer, J.; Butcher, Harvey


Context. The detection of radio pulses from cosmic ray air showers is a potentially powerful new detection mechanism for studying spectrum and composition of ultra high energy cosmic rays that needs to be understood in greater detail. The radiation consists in large part of geosynchrotron radiation. The intensity of this radiation depends, among other factors, on the energy of the primary particle and the angle of the shower axis with respect to the geomagnetic field. Aims. Since the radiation...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20066006


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