Accession Number : AD0688237

Title :   BASJE CERENKOV LIGHT EXPERIMENT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR NUCLEAR SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Bradt,Hale V. ; Krieger,Allen S. ; Rappaport,Saul A.

Report Date : 14 MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The experiment was designed to measure the characteristics of the Cerenkov light in extensive air showers, and to derive information about the primary composition. The research indicates that the chemical composition of primary cosmic rays up to 10 to the 16th power eV is mixed much as it is at lower energies, approximately 10 to the 12th power eV.

Descriptors :   (*CERENKOV RADIATION, COSMIC RAYS), (*COSMIC RAYS, CHEMICAL ELEMENTS), PROTONS, NUCLEI, INTENSITY, COSMIC RAY TELESCOPES, MONTE CARLO METHOD

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE