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Title: Precise Measurement of the Absolute Yield of Fluorescence Photons in Atmospheric Gases

Abstract

We have performed a measurement of the absolute yield of fluorescence photons at the Fermilab Test Beam. A systematic uncertainty at 5% level was achieved by the use of Cherenkov radiation as a reference calibration light source. A cross-check was performed by an independent calibration using a laser light source. A significant improvement on the energy scale uncertainty of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays is expected.

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Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1011173
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-10-561-AE-E
arXiv eprint number arXiv:1101.3799; TRN: US1102139
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CALIBRATION; CHERENKOV RADIATION; FERMILAB; FLUORESCENCE; GASES; LASERS; LIGHT SOURCES; PHOTONS; Astrophysics

Citation Formats

Ave, M., /Karlsruhe, Inst. Technol., Bohacova, M., /Chicago U., EFI, Daumiller, K., /Karlsruhe, Inst. Technol., Di Carlo, P., /INFN, Aquila, Di Giulio, C., /INFN, Rome, Luis, P.Facal San, /Chicago U., EFI, Gonzales, D., /Karlsruhe U., EKP, Hojvat, C., /Fermilab, Horandel, J.R., /Nijmegen U., IMAPP, Hrabovsky, M., /Palacky U., Iarlori, M., and /INFN, Aquila /Karlsruhe, Inst. Technol. Precise Measurement of the Absolute Yield of Fluorescence Photons in Atmospheric Gases. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Ave, M., /Karlsruhe, Inst. Technol., Bohacova, M., /Chicago U., EFI, Daumiller, K., /Karlsruhe, Inst. Technol., Di Carlo, P., /INFN, Aquila, Di Giulio, C., /INFN, Rome, Luis, P.Facal San, /Chicago U., EFI, Gonzales, D., /Karlsruhe U., EKP, Hojvat, C., /Fermilab, Horandel, J.R., /Nijmegen U., IMAPP, Hrabovsky, M., /Palacky U., Iarlori, M., & /INFN, Aquila /Karlsruhe, Inst. Technol. Precise Measurement of the Absolute Yield of Fluorescence Photons in Atmospheric Gases. United States.
Ave, M., /Karlsruhe, Inst. Technol., Bohacova, M., /Chicago U., EFI, Daumiller, K., /Karlsruhe, Inst. Technol., Di Carlo, P., /INFN, Aquila, Di Giulio, C., /INFN, Rome, Luis, P.Facal San, /Chicago U., EFI, Gonzales, D., /Karlsruhe U., EKP, Hojvat, C., /Fermilab, Horandel, J.R., /Nijmegen U., IMAPP, Hrabovsky, M., /Palacky U., Iarlori, M., and /INFN, Aquila /Karlsruhe, Inst. Technol. Sat . "Precise Measurement of the Absolute Yield of Fluorescence Photons in Atmospheric Gases". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1011173.
@article{osti_1011173,
title = {Precise Measurement of the Absolute Yield of Fluorescence Photons in Atmospheric Gases},
author = {Ave, M. and /Karlsruhe, Inst. Technol. and Bohacova, M. and /Chicago U., EFI and Daumiller, K. and /Karlsruhe, Inst. Technol. and Di Carlo, P. and /INFN, Aquila and Di Giulio, C. and /INFN, Rome and Luis, P.Facal San and /Chicago U., EFI and Gonzales, D. and /Karlsruhe U., EKP and Hojvat, C. and /Fermilab and Horandel, J.R. and /Nijmegen U., IMAPP and Hrabovsky, M. and /Palacky U. and Iarlori, M. and /INFN, Aquila /Karlsruhe, Inst. Technol.},
abstractNote = {We have performed a measurement of the absolute yield of fluorescence photons at the Fermilab Test Beam. A systematic uncertainty at 5% level was achieved by the use of Cherenkov radiation as a reference calibration light source. A cross-check was performed by an independent calibration using a laser light source. A significant improvement on the energy scale uncertainty of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays is expected.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {1}
}

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