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Radio wave propagation in heterogeneous media: implications on the electronics of Cosmic Neutrino Detectors

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 Coordinator Country Romania [RO]
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 Total cost 185˙925 €
 EC max contribution 185˙925 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-11-01   to  2018-10-31


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 Project objective

Detection of cosmic neutrinos can answer very important questions related to some extremely energetic yet unexplained astrophysical sources such as: compact binary stars, accreting black holes, supernovae etc., key elements in understanding the evolution and fate of the Universe. Moreover, these particles carry the highest energies per particle known to man, impossible to achieve in any present or foreseen man made accelerator devices thus their detection can test and probe extreme high energy physics. One of the newest techniques for measuring high energy cosmic neutrinos regards their radio detection in natural salt mines. A first and essential step is to determine experimentally the radio wave attenuation length in salt mines, and this will represent the main goal of this project. The results shall be used to estimate the implications on the construction of the detector. The outcome of this project may rejuvenate the radio detection in salt technique and be a compelling case for Romanian involvement. The same measurements can be used: to validate and improve previous work on theoretical simulation models of propagation in heterogeneous media –a regime not very well understood (which represents another goal of the project), and to study the behavior of classical antennas in non-conventional media (the third major goal). The results to be obtained would be immediately relevant in determination of the key parameters that describe a cosmic neutrino detector, its performances and limitations. The events detected by such a telescope will allow identification of individual sources indicating a step forward in “neutrino astronomy”. The extensive propagation and antenna behavior studies in heterogeneous media will be in the direct interest for the scientific community and have a prompt impact in telecommunications theory and industry.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 A. Saftoiu
Estimation of radio emission from neutrino induced showers in rock salt above 1018 eV
published pages: 22-36, ISSN: 0927-6505, DOI: 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2019.04.007
Astroparticle Physics 113 2020-01-30
2019 Alina Badescu
A Large Scale Characterization of the Dielectric Properties of Heterogeneous Layered Rock Salt
published pages: 1-10, ISSN: 0196-2892, DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2019.2958849
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 2020-01-30
2018 Alina M. Badescu
The Transfer Function of a Boreholed Dipole Antenna
published pages: 5757-5763, ISSN: 0018-926X, DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2018.2864340
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 66/11 2019-10-08
2018 Alina Badescu, A. Saftoiu, I. Brancus, D. Stanca, B. Mitrica
Results on radio attenuation length recorded in a Romanian salt mine
published pages: 1039, ISSN: , DOI: 10.22323/1.301.1039
Proceedings of 35th International Cosmic Ray Conference — PoS(ICRC2017) 2019-06-13
2017 A.M. Badescu
Laying the foundations of tomorrow\'s detection techniques
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