Reviews of topical problems

Radio emission of extensive air showers

Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University, Lugansk, Ukraine

A review is given of research into the currently topical high-energy physics problem of using the radio emission of extensive air showers to detect superhigh energy cosmic particles. The review presents experimental results on the shower radio emission and considers laboratory experiments on modeling radio emission from electron beams and high-energy gamma quanta. Also reviewed are current views on radio emission mechanisms from showers caused by high-energy particles in the meter and centimeter wavelength range. Whether the radar method can be used to study air showers is discussed. The theoretical concepts of the emission of coherent and noncoherent radiation in the superhigh frequency range are briefly reviewed and the possibility of restoring shower parameters from radio emission data is considered.

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Keywords: extensive air shower, radio emission, radio detection, particle
PACS: 95.55.Vj, 98.70.Sa (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.0185.201507a.0673
Citation: Filonenko A D "Radio emission of extensive air showers" Phys. Usp. 58 633–669 (2015)
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Received: 10th, July 2014, revised: 15th, April 2015, 19th, May 2015

Оригинал: Филоненко А Д «Радиоизлучение широких атмосферных ливней» УФН 185 673–716 (2015); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0185.201507a.0673

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