Air Microwave Yield (AMY): An experiment for measuring the GHz emission from air shower plasma

Alvarez-Muñiz, J. and Bohacova, M. and Cataldi, G. and Coluccia, Maria Rita and Creti, P. and De Mitri, I. and Di Giulio, C. and Engel, R. and Facal San Luis, P. and Iarlori, M. and Martello, D. and Monasor, M. and Perrone, L. and Petrera, S. and Privitera, P. and Riegel, M. and Rizi, V. and Rodriguez Fernandez, G. and Salamida, F. and Salina, G. and Settimo, M. and Smida, R. and Verzi, V. and Werner, F. and Williams, C. (2013) Air Microwave Yield (AMY): An experiment for measuring the GHz emission from air shower plasma. Il nuovo cimento C, 36 (1). pp. 134-138. ISSN 1826-9885

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The AMY experiment aim is to measure and characterize the microwave emission from plasmas induced in air by an electron beam. The study of this phenomenon could provide the development of new techniques for detecting high-energy cosmic rays over large area with a 100% duty cycle. We present the results of a first test beam done at the electron Beam Test Facility (BTF) of the Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF, Roma Italy) in November 2011. The measurements were performed with an electron beam of 510MeV energy. A frequency range between 1 and 20 GHz has been investigated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bolometers; infrared, submillimeter wave, microwave, and radiowave receivers and detectors ; Radio telescopes and instrumentation; heterodyne receivers ; Extensive air showers ; Cosmic rays
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 02 May 2020 14:38
Last Modified: 02 May 2020 14:38

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