R. Smida, H. Bluemer, R. Engel, A. Haungs, T. Huege, K.-H. Kampert, H. Klages, M. Kleifges, O. Kroemer, S. Mathys, J. Rautenberg, M. Riegel, M. Roth, F. Salamida, H. Schieler, J. Stasielak, M. Unger, M. Weber, F. Werner, H. Wilczynski, J. Wochele. First results of the Crome experiment

Natural Sciences / Physics / Particle physics

Submitted on: Aug 28, 2012, 19:03:15

Description: It is expected that a radio signal in the microwave range is produced in the atmosphere due to molecular bremsstrahlung initiated by extensive air showers. The CROME (Cosmic-Ray Observation via Microwave Emission) experiment was built to search for this microwave signal. Radiation from the atmosphere is monitored in the extended C band (3.4--4.2 GHz) in coincidence with showers detected by the KASCADE-Grande experiment. The detector setup consists of several parabolic antennas and fast read-out electronics. The sensitivity of the detector has been measured with different methods. First results after half a year of data taking are presented.

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