Feb 13 – 16, 2012
Europe/Zurich timezone

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

Feb 15, 2012, 5:30 PM
503/1-001 - Council Chamber (CERN)

503/1-001 - Council Chamber


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Mr Christopher Williams (University of Chicago & KICP)


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.

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Mr Christopher Williams (University of Chicago & KICP)


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