Accession Number : AD0708000

Title :   MECHANICAL OSCILLATIONS INDUCED BY PENETRATING PARTICLES,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Beron,B. L. ; Boughn,S. P. ; Hamilton,W. O. ; Hofstadter,R. ; Martin,T. W.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Investigations into the production of mechanical oscillations in aluminum cylinders by high energy electrons reveal that the mechanism of excitation is a 'hot rod model' in which the shower deposits heat in the bar and the hot zone expands causing mechanical vibrations. The conversion efficiency of this process is evaluated in these experiments. The hot rod mechanism does not present a significant background for gravitational events from cosmic rays in room temperature gravitational radiation detectors. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GRAVITY, DETECTION), (*ALUMINUM, ELECTRON IRRADIATION), MECHANICAL WAVES, OSCILLATION, EXCITATION, THERMAL EXPANSION, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, COSMIC RAYS

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE