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Development and data analysis of a radio-detection of ultra high energy cosmic rays experiment; Developpement et analyse des donnees d'une experience de radiodetection des rayons cosmiques d'ultra haute energie

Abstract

The radio-detection of cosmic rays was first attempted in the sixties. Unfortunately at that time, the results suffered from poor reproducibility and the technique was abandoned in favour of direct particle and fluorescence detection. Taking advantage of recent technological improvements the radio-detection of ultra high energy cosmic rays is being reinvestigated. In this document, first, we remind the reader of the global problematic of cosmic rays. Then, the several mechanisms involved in the emission of an electric field associated with extensive air showers are discussed. The CODALEMA (cosmic detection array with logarithmic electro magnetic antenna) experiment that aims to demonstrate the feasibility of cosmic ray radio-detection, is extensively described along with the first experimental results. A radio-detection test experiment implanted at the giant detector Pierre Auger is presented. It should provide inputs to design the future detector using this technique at extreme energies. (author)
Authors:
Publication Date:
Oct 15, 2007
Product Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Report Number:
FRNC-TH-7391
Resource Relation:
Other Information: TH: These Discipline: physique nucleaire. Specialite: astroparticules; 91 refs.; Also available from Bibliotheque Universitaire - Section Sciences et Techniques, 2 rue de la Houssiniere BP 82207, 44322 - Nantes Cedex 03 (France)
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ANTENNAS; COSMIC RAY DETECTION; COSMIC SHOWERS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ENERGY SPECTRA; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; RADIO EQUIPMENT
OSTI ID:
21096920
Research Organizations:
Nantes Univ., 44 (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR0800980107549
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
199 pages
Announcement Date:
Dec 05, 2008

Citation Formats

Belletoile, A. Development and data analysis of a radio-detection of ultra high energy cosmic rays experiment; Developpement et analyse des donnees d'une experience de radiodetection des rayons cosmiques d'ultra haute energie. France: N. p., 2007. Web.
Belletoile, A. Development and data analysis of a radio-detection of ultra high energy cosmic rays experiment; Developpement et analyse des donnees d'une experience de radiodetection des rayons cosmiques d'ultra haute energie. France.
Belletoile, A. 2007. "Development and data analysis of a radio-detection of ultra high energy cosmic rays experiment; Developpement et analyse des donnees d'une experience de radiodetection des rayons cosmiques d'ultra haute energie." France.
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title = {Development and data analysis of a radio-detection of ultra high energy cosmic rays experiment; Developpement et analyse des donnees d'une experience de radiodetection des rayons cosmiques d'ultra haute energie}
author = {Belletoile, A}
abstractNote = {The radio-detection of cosmic rays was first attempted in the sixties. Unfortunately at that time, the results suffered from poor reproducibility and the technique was abandoned in favour of direct particle and fluorescence detection. Taking advantage of recent technological improvements the radio-detection of ultra high energy cosmic rays is being reinvestigated. In this document, first, we remind the reader of the global problematic of cosmic rays. Then, the several mechanisms involved in the emission of an electric field associated with extensive air showers are discussed. The CODALEMA (cosmic detection array with logarithmic electro magnetic antenna) experiment that aims to demonstrate the feasibility of cosmic ray radio-detection, is extensively described along with the first experimental results. A radio-detection test experiment implanted at the giant detector Pierre Auger is presented. It should provide inputs to design the future detector using this technique at extreme energies. (author)}
place = {France}
year = {2007}
month = {Oct}
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