One of the goals of the AIRFLY (AIR FLuorescence Yield) experiment is to measure the absolute fluorescence yield induced by electrons in air to better than 10% precision. We introduce a new technique for Measurement of the absolute fluorescence yield of the 337 run line that has the advantage of reducing the systematic Uncertainty due to the detector calibration. The principle is to compare the measured fluorescence yield to a well known process-the Cherenkov emission. Preliminary Measurements taken in the BFT (Beam Test Facility) in Frascati, Italy with 350MeV electrons are presented. Beam tests in the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator at the Argonne National Laboratory, USA with 14 MeV electrons hive also shown that this technique can be applied at lower energies. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

A novel method for the absolute fluorescence yield measurement by AIRFLY

DI CARLO, PIERO;PETRERA, SERGIO;RIZI, VINCENZO;SALAMIDA, Francesco;
2008

Abstract

One of the goals of the AIRFLY (AIR FLuorescence Yield) experiment is to measure the absolute fluorescence yield induced by electrons in air to better than 10% precision. We introduce a new technique for Measurement of the absolute fluorescence yield of the 337 run line that has the advantage of reducing the systematic Uncertainty due to the detector calibration. The principle is to compare the measured fluorescence yield to a well known process-the Cherenkov emission. Preliminary Measurements taken in the BFT (Beam Test Facility) in Frascati, Italy with 350MeV electrons are presented. Beam tests in the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator at the Argonne National Laboratory, USA with 14 MeV electrons hive also shown that this technique can be applied at lower energies. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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