Results from and prospects for the Auger Engineering Radio Array
1 Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut, University of Groningen, 9747AA Groningen, The Netherlands
2 Av. San Martín Norte 304, ( 5613 ) Malargüe, Prov. de Mendoza, Argentina
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The Auger Engineering Radio Array (AERA) is one of the low-energy enhancements of the Pierre Auger Observatory. AERA is based on experience obtained with the LOPES and CODALEMA experiments in Europe and aims to study in the MHz region the details of the emission mechanism of radio signals from extensive air showers. The data from AERA will be used to assess the sensitivity of MHz radiation to the mass composition of cosmic rays. Because of its energy threshold at 2 × 1017 eV the dip region in the cosmic-ray flux spectrum can be studied in detail. We present first results of AERA and of its prototypes and we provide an outlook towards the future.
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