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URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-597102
DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/718/5/052019

The Auger Engineering Radio Array and multi-hybrid cosmic ray detection

Pierre Auger Collaboration; Holt, E. M.

The Auger Engineering Radio Array (AERA) aims at the detection of air showers induced by high-energy cosmic rays. As an extension of the Pierre Auger Observatory, it measures complementary information to the particle detectors, fluorescence telescopes and to the muon scintillators of the Auger Muons and Infill for the Ground Array (AMIGA). AERA is sensitive to all fundamental parameters of an extensive air shower such as the arrival direction, energy and depth of shower maximum. Since the radio emission is induced purely by the electromagnetic component of the shower, in combination with the AMIGA muon counters, AERA is perfect for separate measurements of the electrons and muons in the shower, if combined with a muon counting detector like AMIGA. In addition to the depth of the shower maximum, the ratio of the electron and muon number serves as a measure of the primary particle mass.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1742-6588, 1742-6596
KITopen ID: 1000059710
HGF-Programm 51.03.04; LK 01
Erschienen in Journal of physics / Conference Series
Band 718
Heft 5
Seiten 052019/1-5
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