July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
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Transition radiation at radio frequencies from ultra-high energy neutrino-induced showers.

Jul 30, 2015, 3:30 PM
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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
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Pavel Motloch (University of Chicago)


Detection of transition radiation from neutrino-induced showers escaping a dense medium is a promising technique which might be employed in future generations of ultra-high energy neutrino detectors. Using the well-known Zas-Halzen-Stanev (ZHS) Monte Carlo simulation, we have computed the electric field created by showers crossing a dense medium-air interface. Our calculations show that transition radiation is sizeable in a wide solid angle range with full coherence up to $\sim$ 1 GHz. These properties could make possible the design of large aperture detectors with low signal threshold. The work reported here represents a stepping stone for future dedicated investigations of particular experimental setups.
Collaboration -- not specified --
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 241

Primary authors

Enrique Zas (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) Jaime Alvarez-Muniz (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela) Paolo Privitera (University of Chicago) Pavel Motloch (University of Chicago)

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