Radio detection of cosmic ray air showers with LOPES

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2007

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Huege, T.
Apel, W. D.
Asch, T.
Badea, F.
Bahren, L.
Bekk, K.
Bercuci, A.
Bertaina, M.
Biermann, P. L.
Blumer, J.

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Elsevier

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In the last few years, radio detection of cosmic ray air showers has experienced a true renaissance, becoming manifest in a number of new experiments and simulation efforts. In particular, the LOPES project has successfully implemented modern interferometric methods to measure the radio emission from extensive air showers. LOPES has confirmed that the emission is coherent and of geomagnetic origin, as expected by the geosynchrotron mechanism, and has demonstrated that a large scale application of the radio technique has great potential to complement current measurements of ultra-high energy cosmic rays. We describe the current status, most recent results and open questions regarding radio detection of cosmic rays and give an overview of ongoing research and development for an application of the radio technique in the framework of the Pierre Auger Observatory.

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Nuclear Physics section B Proceedings Supplements

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10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2006.11.046

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2037-12-31