Accession Number : AD0672326

Title :   A METHOD TO MEASURE GALACTIC GAMMA-RAYS AND ELECTRONS,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Dally,E. G.

Report Date : APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A knowledge of the galactic gamma-ray and electron flux is of importance in understanding and explaining cosmological phenomena. Until now, few measurements of these fluxes have been conducted. The scope of the measurements made on gamma-rays has been confined to very low or intermediate energies (< 1 GeV). The electron flux has not been measured above a few MeV. Recent detector developments in high energy physics now permit a simple and straightforward search for the shower-producing components (e-, gamma) of the cosmic ray flux.

Descriptors :   (*COSMIC RAYS, GALAXIES), (*RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, COSMIC RAYS), INTERSTELLAR MATTER, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, GAMMA COUNTERS, COINCIDENCE COUNTING, CRYSTAL COUNTERS, ELECTRONS, GAMMA RAYS, BALLOONS, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE