Status of the program for microwave detection of cosmic rays at the Pierre Auger observatory
1 Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago IL 60637, USA
2 Observatorio Pierre Auger, Av. San Martín Norte 304, 5613 Malargüe, Argentina
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Radiation in the microwave band from the passage of charged particles through air has been detected in the laboratory. This radiation could provide a novel technique for the detection of ultra-high energy cosmic rays over large areas, with 100% duty cycle and virtually no atmospheric attenuation. Detection of extensive air showers in the GHz band is being actively pursued at the Pierre Auger Observatory. The status and first results of the R&D activities on microwave detection at the Pierre Auger Observatory are presented.
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