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Title: Suggestion of coherent radio reflections from an electron-beam induced particle cascade

Abstract

Testbeam experiment 576 at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory sought to make the first measurement of coherent radio reflections from the ionization produced in the wake of a high-energy particle shower. The >10 GeV electron beam at the SLAC End Station A was directed into a large high-density polyethylene target to produce a shower analogous to that produced by an EeV neutrino interaction in ice. Continuous wave radio was transmitted into the target, and receiving antennas monitored for reflection of the transmitted signal from the ionization left in the wake of the shower. We detail the first run of the experiment and report on preliminary hints of a signal consistent with a radio reflection at a statistical significance of 2.36σ.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [5];  [5];  [7];  [8];  [1];  [7];  [8]
  1. The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States)
  2. Vrije Univ. Brussels, Brussel (Belgium)
  3. Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (United States); Moscow Engineering Physics Inst., Moscow (Russia)
  4. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  5. Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (United States)
  6. Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (United States)
  7. California Polytechnic State Univ. (CalPoly), San Luis Obispo, CA (United States)
  8. Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576502
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515; SC0014664; FWO-12L3715N; 805486
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 100; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Prohira, S., de Vries, K. D., Besson, D., Connolly, A., Hast, C., Latif, U., Meures, T., Nozdrina, A., Ralston, J. P., Riesen, Z., Saltzberg, D., Torres, J., Wissel, S., and Zuo, X. Suggestion of coherent radio reflections from an electron-beam induced particle cascade. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevd.100.072003.
Prohira, S., de Vries, K. D., Besson, D., Connolly, A., Hast, C., Latif, U., Meures, T., Nozdrina, A., Ralston, J. P., Riesen, Z., Saltzberg, D., Torres, J., Wissel, S., & Zuo, X. Suggestion of coherent radio reflections from an electron-beam induced particle cascade. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevd.100.072003.
Prohira, S., de Vries, K. D., Besson, D., Connolly, A., Hast, C., Latif, U., Meures, T., Nozdrina, A., Ralston, J. P., Riesen, Z., Saltzberg, D., Torres, J., Wissel, S., and Zuo, X. Mon . "Suggestion of coherent radio reflections from an electron-beam induced particle cascade". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevd.100.072003. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576502.
@article{osti_1576502,
title = {Suggestion of coherent radio reflections from an electron-beam induced particle cascade},
author = {Prohira, S. and de Vries, K. D. and Besson, D. and Connolly, A. and Hast, C. and Latif, U. and Meures, T. and Nozdrina, A. and Ralston, J. P. and Riesen, Z. and Saltzberg, D. and Torres, J. and Wissel, S. and Zuo, X.},
abstractNote = {Testbeam experiment 576 at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory sought to make the first measurement of coherent radio reflections from the ionization produced in the wake of a high-energy particle shower. The >10 GeV electron beam at the SLAC End Station A was directed into a large high-density polyethylene target to produce a shower analogous to that produced by an EeV neutrino interaction in ice. Continuous wave radio was transmitted into the target, and receiving antennas monitored for reflection of the transmitted signal from the ionization left in the wake of the shower. We detail the first run of the experiment and report on preliminary hints of a signal consistent with a radio reflection at a statistical significance of 2.36σ.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevd.100.072003},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 7,
volume = 100,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {10}
}

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