Precision measurements of cosmic ray air showers with the SKA

  title={Precision measurements of cosmic ray air showers with the SKA},
  author={T. Huege and Justin D. Bray and Stijn Buitink and Richard Dallier and R. D. Ekers and Heino Falcke and Clancy W. James and L. Martin and Beno{\^i}t Revenu and Olaf Scholten and Frank G. Schroder},
Supplemented with suitable buffering techniques, the low-frequency part of the SKA can be used as an ultra-precise detector for cosmic-ray air showers at very high energies. This would enable a wealth of scientific applications: the physics of the transition from Galactic to extragalactic cosmic rays could be probed with very high precision mass measurements, hadronic interactions could be studied up to energies well beyond the reach of man-made particle accelerators, air shower tomography… 

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