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.
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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)