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Title: Precise Measurement of the Absolute Fluorescence Yield

Abstract

We present preliminary results of the absolute yield of fluorescence emission in atmospheric gases. Measurements were performed at the Fermilab Test Beam Facility with a variety of beam particles and gases. Absolute calibration of the fluorescence yield to 5% level was achieved by comparison with two known light sources - the Cherenkov light emitted by the beam particles, and a calibrated nitrogen laser. The uncertainty of the energy scale of current Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays experiments will be significantly improved by the AIRFLY measurement.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ;  [1]; ; ; ; ;  [2]; ; ; ;  [3]; ;  [4]; ; ;  [5]
  1. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, IK, Postfach 6980, D - 76021 Karlsruhe (Germany)
  2. Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Na Slovance 2, CZ-182 21 Praha 8 (Czech Republic)
  3. Dipartimento di Fisica dell'Universita de l'Aquila and INFN, Via Vetoio, I-67010 Coppito, Aquila (Italy)
  4. Dipartimento di Fisica dell'Universita di Roma Tor Vergata and Sezione INFN, Via della Ricerca Scientifica, I-00133 Roma (Italy)
  5. University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute and Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, 5640 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21608330
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1367; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: International symposium on the recent progress of ultra-high energy cosmic ray observation, Aichi (Japan), 10-12 Dec 2010; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.3628710; (c) 2011 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CALIBRATION; CHERENKOV COUNTERS; CHERENKOV RADIATION; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COSMIC RAY DETECTION; COSMIC SHOWERS; DATA ANALYSIS; FERMILAB; FLUORESCENCE; GAS LASERS; GASES; LIGHT SOURCES; NITROGEN; PARTICLE BEAMS; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; TELESCOPE COUNTERS; YIELDS; BEAMS; COSMIC RADIATION; DETECTION; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELEMENTS; EMISSION; EVALUATION; FLUIDS; IONIZING RADIATIONS; LASERS; LUMINESCENCE; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NONMETALS; PHOTON EMISSION; RADIATION DETECTION; RADIATION DETECTORS; RADIATION SOURCES; RADIATIONS; SECONDARY COSMIC RADIATION; SHOWERS; US DOE; US ORGANIZATIONS

Citation Formats

Ave, M., Daumiller, K., Keilhauer, B., Klages, H., Salamida, F., Smida, R., Bohacova, M., Nozka, L., Palatka, M., Ridky, J., Schovanek, P., Di Carlo, P., Iarlori, M., Petrera, S., Rizi, V., Di Giulio, C., Verzi, V., San Luis, P. Facal, Monasor, M., and Privitera, P. Precise Measurement of the Absolute Fluorescence Yield. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3628710.
Ave, M., Daumiller, K., Keilhauer, B., Klages, H., Salamida, F., Smida, R., Bohacova, M., Nozka, L., Palatka, M., Ridky, J., Schovanek, P., Di Carlo, P., Iarlori, M., Petrera, S., Rizi, V., Di Giulio, C., Verzi, V., San Luis, P. Facal, Monasor, M., & Privitera, P. Precise Measurement of the Absolute Fluorescence Yield. United States. doi:10.1063/1.3628710.
Ave, M., Daumiller, K., Keilhauer, B., Klages, H., Salamida, F., Smida, R., Bohacova, M., Nozka, L., Palatka, M., Ridky, J., Schovanek, P., Di Carlo, P., Iarlori, M., Petrera, S., Rizi, V., Di Giulio, C., Verzi, V., San Luis, P. Facal, Monasor, M., and Privitera, P. Thu . "Precise Measurement of the Absolute Fluorescence Yield". United States. doi:10.1063/1.3628710.
@article{osti_21608330,
title = {Precise Measurement of the Absolute Fluorescence Yield},
author = {Ave, M. and Daumiller, K. and Keilhauer, B. and Klages, H. and Salamida, F. and Smida, R. and Bohacova, M. and Nozka, L. and Palatka, M. and Ridky, J. and Schovanek, P. and Di Carlo, P. and Iarlori, M. and Petrera, S. and Rizi, V. and Di Giulio, C. and Verzi, V. and San Luis, P. Facal and Monasor, M. and Privitera, P.},
abstractNote = {We present preliminary results of the absolute yield of fluorescence emission in atmospheric gases. Measurements were performed at the Fermilab Test Beam Facility with a variety of beam particles and gases. Absolute calibration of the fluorescence yield to 5% level was achieved by comparison with two known light sources - the Cherenkov light emitted by the beam particles, and a calibrated nitrogen laser. The uncertainty of the energy scale of current Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays experiments will be significantly improved by the AIRFLY measurement.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3628710},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1367,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {9}
}