7-10 June 2016
Groningen, Netherlands
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Phenomenology of transition radiation at radio frequencies from ultrahigh-energy showers

9 Jun 2016, 17:00
20m
Groningen, Netherlands

Groningen, Netherlands

Hampshire Plaza Hotel
Contributed talk Presentations

Speaker

Jaime Alvarez-Muniz (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)

Description

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.

Primary author

Jaime Alvarez-Muniz (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)

Co-authors

Prof. Enrique Zas (Univ. Santiago de Compostela) Paolo Privitera (University of Chicago) Mr. Pavel Motloch (1Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics & Department of Physics, University of Chicago)

Presentation Materials

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