Accession Number : AD0613501

Title :   FURTHER MEASUREMENTS OF THE SIZE-SPECTRUM OF EXTENSIVE AIR SHOWERS,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE

Personal Author(s) : Green,J. R. ; Barcus,J. R.

Report Date : 20 MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Measurements on the size-spectrum of extensive air showers were made over a period of about one year to include approximately 100,000 events. It is found that errors of about 5% in determining the number of particles traversing the scintillator make it impossible to observe time variations of less than 8%. Briefly, the method employed consists in finding the integral spectrum of the pulse-size distribution occurring in a large liquid scintillator.

Descriptors :   (*COSMIC RAYS, PARTICLE SPECTRA), NUCLEAR PARTICLES, PARTICLE SIZE, MEASUREMENT, SCINTILLATION COUNTERS, ASTROPHYSICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE