Latest results of the Tunka Radio Extension
1 Institut für Kernphysik, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
2 Institute of Applied Physics, Irkutsk State University (ISU), Irkutsk, Russia
3 Institut für Prozessdatenverarbeitung und Elektronik, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
4 Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Lomonosov University (MSU), Moscow, Russia
5 Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
6 Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Zeuthen, Germany
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Published online: 26 June 2017
The Tunka Radio Extension (Tunka-Rex) is an antenna array consisting of 63 antennas at the location of the TAIGA facility (Tunka Advanced Instrument for cosmic ray physics and Gamma Astronomy) in Eastern Siberia, nearby Lake Baikal. Tunka-Rex is triggered by the air-Cherenkov array Tunka-133 during clear and moonless winter nights and by the scintillator array Tunka-Grande during the remaining time. Tunka-Rex measures the radio emission from the same air-showers as Tunka-133 and Tunka-Grande, but with a higher threshold of about 100 PeV. During the first stages of its operation, Tunka-Rex has proven, that sparse radio arrays can measure air-showers with an energy resolution of better than 15% and the depth of the shower maximum with a resolution of better than 40 g/cm2. To improve and interpret our measurements as well as to study systematic uncertainties due to interaction models, we perform radio simulations with CORSIKA and CoREAS. In this overview we present the setup of Tunka-Rex, discuss the achieved results and the prospects of mass-composition studies with radio arrays.
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