The cosmic-ray air-shower signal in Askaryan radio detectors

de Vries, K. D., Buitink, S., van Eijndhoven, N., Meures, T., Ó Murchadha, A. & Scholten, O., 1-Feb-2016, In : Astroparticle Physics. 74, p. 96-104

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  • Krijn D. de Vries
  • Stijn Buitink
  • Nick van Eijndhoven
  • Thomas Meures
  • Aongus Ó Murchadha
  • Olaf Scholten
We discuss the radio emission from high-energy cosmic-ray induced air showers hitting Earth's surface before the cascade has died out in the atmosphere. The induced emission gives rise to a radio signal which should be detectable in the currently operating Askaryan radio detectors built to search for the GZK neutrino flux in ice. The in-air emission, the in-ice emission, as well as a new component, the coherent transition radiation when the particle bunch crosses the air-ice boundary, are included in the calculations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-104
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Publication statusPublished - 1-Feb-2016


  • Cosmic rays, Neutrinos, Radio detection, Coherent transition radiation, Askaryan radiation

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