Landau-pomeranchuk-migdal effect on high-energy electron measurements with emulsion chambers

K. Yoshida, Y. Komori, K. Yanagisawa, T. Kobayashi, Y. Sato, J. Nishimura

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Abstract

We have performed high-energy electron observations using balloon-borne emulsion chambers, and derived the cosmic-ray electron spectrum in the energy range from 30 GeV to 3 TeV. For the calibration of the emulsion chambers, we have also carried out beam tests of 50 GeV, 200 GeV, and 250 GeV electrons at CERN-SPS. The Landau-Pomeranchuk-Migdal (LPM) effect predicts the reduction of amplitude for bremsstrahlung photon emission. It affects to the depth of the first electron-positron pair of the electron-induced shower, the so-called shower starting point. In the emulsion chambers, we can measure the shower starting points for high-energy electrons with the position resolution of 1 µm. From the observations of accelerator-beam electrons of 200 GeV and 250 GeV, and cosmic-ray electrons above 400 GeV, we found the direct evidence of suppression of the bremsstrahlung cross sections due to the LPM effect.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
PublisherSociedade Brasileira de Fisica
ISBN (Electronic)9788589064293
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 2013 Jul 22013 Jul 9

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
Volume2013-October

Other

Other33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period13/7/213/7/9

Keywords

  • Balloon
  • Electron
  • Emulsion chambers
  • LPM effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Yoshida, K., Komori, Y., Yanagisawa, K., Kobayashi, T., Sato, Y., & Nishimura, J. (2013). Landau-pomeranchuk-migdal effect on high-energy electron measurements with emulsion chambers. In Proceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013 (Proceedings of the 33rd International Cosmic Rays Conference, ICRC 2013; Vol. 2013-October). Sociedade Brasileira de Fisica.