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A large light-mass component of cosmic rays at 10(17)-10(17.5) electronvolts from radio observations

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Cosmic rays are the highest-energy particles found in nature. Measurements of the mass composition of cosmic rays with energies of 10(17)-10(18) electronvolts are essential to understanding whether they have galactic or extragalactic sources. It has also been proposed that the astrophysical neutrino signal comes from accelerators capable of producing cosmic rays of these energies. Cosmic rays initiate air showers--cascades of secondary particles in the atmosphere-and their masses can be infer...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1038/nature16976

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Buitink, S More by this author
Corstanje, A More by this author
Hörandel, JR More by this author
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Springer Nature Publisher's website
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Nature Journal website
Issue:
7592
Publication date:
2016-03-15
Acceptance date:
2015-12-29
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
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pubs:609407
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uri:1af892d4-4fcc-44f3-9e6d-876fa86d15d2
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uuid:1af892d4-4fcc-44f3-9e6d-876fa86d15d2
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pubs:609407

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