THE APPLICATION OF IMAGING TO THE ATMOSPHERIC CERENKOV TECHNIQUE: OBSERVATIONS OF THE CRAB NEBULA.

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Title:
THE APPLICATION OF IMAGING TO THE ATMOSPHERIC CERENKOV TECHNIQUE: OBSERVATIONS OF THE CRAB NEBULA.
Author:
GIBBS, KENNETH GERARD.
Issue Date:
1987
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Gamma-ray astronomy is generally viewed as an adjunct to cosmic ray physics. As such, the observation of very high energy gamma-rays will allow a new and complementary means of examining the origin and evolution of cosmic rays. However, at present the atmospheric Cerenkov technique (the technique by which very high energy gamma-rays are observed) is seriously hampered by limited flux sensitivity. Monte Carlo simulations suggest that the application of imaging to the atmospheric Cerenkov technique will provide a much needed increase in sensitivity. The successful application of imaging to very high energy gamma-ray observations of the Crab nebula will be discussed, as will improved techniques for calibration and noise rejection. These observations permit an improved estimate of the nebular magnetic field strength.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Cosmic rays.; Crab Nebula.; Cherenkov counters.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Physics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Bowen, Theodore

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTHE APPLICATION OF IMAGING TO THE ATMOSPHERIC CERENKOV TECHNIQUE: OBSERVATIONS OF THE CRAB NEBULA.en_US
dc.creatorGIBBS, KENNETH GERARD.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGIBBS, KENNETH GERARD.en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractGamma-ray astronomy is generally viewed as an adjunct to cosmic ray physics. As such, the observation of very high energy gamma-rays will allow a new and complementary means of examining the origin and evolution of cosmic rays. However, at present the atmospheric Cerenkov technique (the technique by which very high energy gamma-rays are observed) is seriously hampered by limited flux sensitivity. Monte Carlo simulations suggest that the application of imaging to the atmospheric Cerenkov technique will provide a much needed increase in sensitivity. The successful application of imaging to very high energy gamma-ray observations of the Crab nebula will be discussed, as will improved techniques for calibration and noise rejection. These observations permit an improved estimate of the nebular magnetic field strength.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectCosmic rays.en_US
dc.subjectCrab Nebula.en_US
dc.subjectCherenkov counters.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBowen, Theodoreen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8803254en_US
dc.identifier.oclc700047525en_US
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