Effects of Variation of Index of Refraction of Atmosphere on Cerenkov Radiation.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Cerenkov radiation is calculated for electron beams which exceed the velocity of light in a nondispersive dielectric medium. The electron beam is assumed to be bunched as emitted from a traveling wave accelerator and the emission region is assumed to be finite. The direction of emission of the Cerenkov radiation is related to the index of refraction which in turn is related to atmospheric index of refraction. The calculated index of refraction in the atmosphere predicts changes to the Cerenkov radiation pattern and the emission threshold condition. Thesis.
- Particle Accelerators
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics