Accession Number:

AD0729449

Title:

Visual Sensations Induced by Relativistic Muons.

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-07-09

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Light flashes induced by the passage of a pulse of extremely relativistic muons were recently observed in an experiment at the Brookhaven A.G.S. The flashes are similar to the bright diffuse lightning behind the cloud type of phosphene described by astronauts. Arguments are presented to show that the probable mechanism of these flashes is Cerenkov radiation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE