EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 135, 20177th International Conference on Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino Detection Activities (ARENA 2016)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||In-Ice Radio Detection|
|Published online||15 March 2017|
Phenomenology of transition radiation at radio frequencies from ultrahigh-energy showers
1 Departamento de Física de Partículas & Instituto Galego de Física de Altas Enerxías, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2 Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics & Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
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Published online: 15 March 2017
We explore transition radiation at MHz-GHz frequencies as a possible way to detect ultrahigh-energy (UHE) particles. We have developed a general method to calculate transition radiation that extends the well-known Zas-Halzen-Stanev (ZHS) algorithm. We have applied it to the characterization of the frequency and angular properties of the electric field from high-energy showers crossing the boundary between two media. We discuss the potential of transition radiation for the detection of UHE particles in different situations of experimental interest.
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