ULTRA-HIGH ENERGY COSMIC RAY AND NEUTRINO DETECTION USING THE MOON: FIRST RESULTS

O. Scholten*, J. Bacelar, K. Singh, R. Al Yahyaoui, S. Buitink, H. Falcke, R. Braun, A. G. de Bruyn, R. G. Strom, B. Stappers

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Abstract

We show that at wavelengths comparable to the length of the shower produced by an Ultra-High Energy cosmic ray or neutrino, radio signals are an extremely efficient way to detect these particles. First results are presented of an analysis of 20 hours of observation data for NuMoon project using the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope to search for short radio pulses from the Moon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1597-1601
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics D
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct-2009
EventInternational Workshop on High-Energy Gamma-Rays and Neutrinos from Extra-Galactic Sources - , Germany
Duration: 13-Jan-200916-Jan-2009

Keywords

  • Ultra-high energy cosmic ray
  • UHE neutrinos
  • radio waves
  • COHERENT RADIO EMISSION
  • SHOWERS
  • PULSES

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