SLAC T-510: Experimental validation of particle-level simulations of radio emission from particle cascades
Astrophysical Institute, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
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Published online: 24 September 2019
The SLAC T-510 experiment was designed to measure radio emission from particle cascades in a controlled laboratory setting and compare measurements with predictions from particle-level simulations. An electron beam incident upon a dense dielectric target produced a particle cascade in the presence of a strong magnetic field. We previously reported the agreement between data and simulations within systematic uncertainties, the largest being the reflection of radio emission within the target. A follow-up experiment has since been carried out to characterize the reflections and include them in simulations. In this contribution we report these new results. The uncertainties in the experiment are greatly reduced, and the features in the observed emission are well understood.
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