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URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-340164

Determination of energy and mass of cosmic rays using air shower radio emission

Palmieri, Nunzia

Coherent radio emission from extensive air showers at MHz frequencies is exploited. The sensitivity to the mass composition as well as the reconstruction of the energy of the primary particle are investigated by leveraging the features of the radio lateral distribution function. Based on (REAS3)-simulation predictions, a method is developed and directly applied on LOPES measurements. The possibility to reconstruct both energy and Xmax using radio data, with relatively high precision, is showed.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2012
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen ID: 1000034016
Verlag Karlsruhe
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut Institut für Experimentelle Kernphysik (IEKP)
Prüfungsdaten 30.11.2012
Referent/Betreuer Prof. J. Blümer
Schlagworte cosmic rays, radio emission, lateral distribution, Xmax, energy
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