The AMY experiment aim is to measure and characterize the microwave emission from plasmas induced in air by an electron beam. The study of this phenomenon could provide the development of new techniques for detecting high-energy cosmic rays over large area with a 100% duty cycle. We present the results of a first test beam done at the electron Beam Test Facility (BTF) of the Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (LNF, Roma Italy) in November 2011. The measurements were performed with an electron beam of 510MeV energy. A frequency range between 1 and 20 GHz has been investigated. © Società Italiana di Fisica.
|Titolo:||Air Microwave Yield (AMY): An experiment for measuring the GHz emission from air shower plasma|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|