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The Contribution to Cherenkov Radiation from Knock-On Electrons

Grove, J. E. and Mewaldt, R. A. (1992) The Contribution to Cherenkov Radiation from Knock-On Electrons. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 314 (3). pp. 495-503. ISSN 0168-9002. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140512-092223871

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Abstract

When a high-energy charged particle passes through a Cherenkov detector, it will produce knock-on electrons that may also have velocities greater than the Cherenkov threshold. These high-energy electrons will contribute to the total Cherenkov signal and to fluctuations in the signal. We present calculations of the mean and standard error of the added Cherenkov component from an equilibrium or nonequilibrium distribution of knock-on electrons for sample detectors with refractive indices ranging from n l.03 to n = 1.49. We derive expressions suitable for numerical integration for the mean and standard error under the assumption of Gaussian statistics, and briefly discuss the conditions under which this assumption is valid.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1992 Published by Elsevier B.V. Received 12 August 1991. The authors wish to acknowledge the essential contributions of E.C. Stone of Caltech to this work, which was supported in part by NASA contract NAG 5-878 and grant NGR 05-002-160. A portion of this work was completed during the tenure of one of us (J.E.G.) as an NAS/NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Naval Research Laboratory. The authors would like to thank J.D. Kurfess of NRL for his support during that time.
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