Detection of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays and neutrinos by radio method using artificial lunar satellites
Authors: Gusev, G.; Lomonosov, B.; Pichkhadze, K.; Polukhina, N.; Ryabov, V.; Saito, T.; Sysoev, V.; Feinberg, E.; Tsarev, V.; Chechin, V.
Source: Cosmic Research, 1 January 2006, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 19-38(20)
Abstract:An estimate of the feasibility of the ultrahigh-energy cosmic ray and neutrino detection using a lunar satellite-borne radio receiver is presented. The data obtained in the proposed experiment will make resolving the current contradictions in the ultrahigh-energy cosmic ray spectra measured with the major ground-based instruments possible. Moreover, they will enable us to considerably extend the accessible energy range and to check predictions of various models of the origin of the highest-energy particles in the Universe. At the same time the lunar radio detector provides a means of searching for ultrahigh-energy neutrinos with a high sensitivity combined with a very large target effective mass.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2006