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Instruments and Methods for the Radio Detection of High Energy Cosmic Rays

  • Frank G. Schröder

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Frank G. Schröder
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  3. Frank G. Schröder
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  4. Frank G. Schröder
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  5. Frank G. Schröder
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  9. Frank G. Schröder
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 151-188

About this book

Introduction

Cosmic rays consist of elementary particles with enormous energy which originate from outside our solar system and constantly hit the Earth’s atmosphere. Where do these cosmic rays originate? How does nature accelerate the cosmic-ray particles to energies with orders of magnitude beyond the limits of manmade particle accelerators? What can we learn by measuring the interactions of the cosmic rays with the atmosphere? Digital radio-antenna arrays offer a promising, complementary measurement method for high-energy cosmic rays. This thesis reports on substantial advances in the development of the radio technique, which will be used to address these questions in future experiments.

Keywords

AERA Cosmic Ray Air Shower Detection of Cosmic Rays LOPES Prize-winning Thesis Radio + Air Shower Radio Beacon

Authors and affiliations

  • Frank G. Schröder
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für KernphysikKarlsruher Institut f. Technologie (KITEggenstein-LeopoldshafenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33660-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-33659-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-33660-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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