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Response of Ionization Chambers and Cherenkov Counters to Relativistic Ultraheavy Nuclei

Klarmann, J. and Vylet, V. and Waddington, C. J. and Binns, W. R. and Garrard, T. L. and Israel, M. H. (1990) Response of Ionization Chambers and Cherenkov Counters to Relativistic Ultraheavy Nuclei. In: Proceedings of the 21st International Cosmic Ray Conference. Vol.4. University of Adelaide , Northfield, South Australia, pp. 434-436.

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We have exposed a detector, similar to the one used on the HEAO Heavy Nuclei Experiment {Binns, et al., 1981) to beams of _(26)Fe, _(57)La, _(61)Ho and _(79)Au at the LBL Bevalac. We will report on the deviations from z2 scaling for the signals in the ion chambers and the Cherenkov counters as a function of energy and Z. These deviations are definitely small and imply an error of less than one charge unit in the charge determinations used in the Heavy Nuclei Experiment (Binns, et al., 1989).

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Additional Information:© Organizing Committee of the 21st Int. Cosmic Ray Conf. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. We thank the staff of the LBL Bevalac, and in particular Hank Crawford, Jack Engel age, Mel Flores and Fred Lothrop for their help. The help of E. C. Stone, who would have been a co-author were it not for conference rules, is also gratefully acknowledged. This work was supported in part by NASA grants NAGS-498,500,502 and NGR 05-002-160, 24-005-050 and 26-008-001.
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