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Polarization and angular extent of the 960-Mc/sec radiation from Jupiter

Radhakrishnan, V. and Roberts, J. A. (1960) Polarization and angular extent of the 960-Mc/sec radiation from Jupiter. Physical Review Letters, 4 (10). pp. 493-494. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.4.493.

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Following the discovery by Sloanaker(l) of unexpectedly intense 10-cm radiation from Jupiter, Bolton initiated studies of the planet at a wavelength of 31 cm (960 Mc/sec) at the above observatory.(2) These and other investigations(3) have led to the suggestion that the radiation originates in a "Van Allen belt" surrounding Jupiter.(3) If the emission has its origin in such a belt of electrons spiralling in a trapping magnetic field, the angular extent of the source of the radiation is likely to be several times the diameter of the planet. In addition, some degree of polarization of the radiation would be expected.

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Additional Information:©1960 The American Physical Society. Received 25 April 1960. These observations were made possible by the unqiue instrument which is due to J.G. Bolton, and by the highly sensitive receiving instrument designed by G.J. Stanley. We wish to thank Dr. G.B. Field for informing us of his results prior to publication, and Professor Leverett Davis for helpful discussions. This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research.
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