Accession Number:

AD0726125

Title:

Transition Radiation at a Vacuum-Dielectric Interface.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA ANTENNA LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

An aspect of radiation produced by a charged particle moving uniformly with superluminal velocity perpendicularly across a plane interface in a dielectric half-space terminated by a semi-infinite region of free space is presented. The dielectric half-space into which the charge enters after crossing the interface does not support a Cerenkov wave even though the particle moves with superluminal velocity and satisfies the condition for the existence of such a wave in the corresponding unbounded dielectric. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE