Status of the Lunar Detection Mode for Cosmic Particles of LOFAR

@inproceedings{Winchen2019StatusOT,
  title={Status of the Lunar Detection Mode for Cosmic Particles of LOFAR},
  author={Tobias Winchen and Aude-H{\'e}loise Bonardi and Stijn Buitink and Arthur Corstanje and Heino D. Falcke and B M Hare and Jorg R. Horandel and Pradip Mitra and Katharine B. Mulrey and A Nelles and Joerg P. Rachen and Luisa Rossetto and Pim Schellart and O Scholten and Sander ter Veen and Satyendra Thoudam and Trung Nam Trinh},
  year={2019}
}
Cosmic particles hitting Earth’s moon produce radio emission via the Askaryan effect. If the resulting radio ns-pulse can be detected by radio telescopes, this technique potentially increases the available collective area for ZeV scale particles by several orders of magnitude compared to current experiments. The LOw Frequency ARray (LOFAR) is the largest radio telescope operating in the optimum frequency regime for this technique. In this contribution, we report on the status of the… CONTINUE READING

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