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

Jaime Alvarez-Muñiz, Pavel Motloch, Paolo Privitera, Enrique Zas, S. Buitink, J.R. Hörandel, S. de Jong, R. Lahmann, R. Nahnhauer, O. Scholten
2017 EPJ Web of Conferences  
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
more » ... ection of UHE particles in different situations of experimental interest.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/201713505005 fatcat:whjfxjhhrjh23l5mhz26g5mar4