13-16 February 2012
CERN
Europe/Zurich timezone

First results from the Microwave Air Yield Beam Experiment (MAYBE): measurement of GHz radiation for Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays detection

15 Feb 2012, 17:30
20m
503/1-001 - Council Chamber (CERN)

503/1-001 - Council Chamber

CERN

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Speaker

Mr Christopher Williams (University of Chicago & KICP)

Description

We present measurements of microwave emission from an electron-beam induced air plasma performed at the 3 MeV electron Van de Graaff facility of the Argonne National Laboratory. Results include the emission spectrum between 1 and 15 GHz, the polarization of the microwave radiation and the scaling of the emitted power with respect to beam intensity. MAYBE measurements provide further insight on microwave emission from extensive air showers as a novel detection technique for Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays.

Primary author

Mr Christopher Williams (University of Chicago & KICP)

Co-author

Collaboration MAYBE ([Collaboration])

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