The contribution to Cherenkov radiation from knockonelectrons
Abstract
When a highenergy charged particle passes through a Cherenkov detector, it will produce knockon electrons that may also have velocities greater than the Cherenkov threshold. These highenergy electrons will contribute to the total Cherenkov signal and to fluctuations in the signal. We present calculations of the mean and standard error of the added Cherenkov component from an equilibrium or nonequilibrium distribution of knockon electrons for sample detectors with refractive indices ranging from n = 1.03 to n = 1.49. We derive expression suitable for numerical integration for the mean and standard error under the assumption of Gaussian statistics, and briefly discuss the conditions under which this assumption is valid.
 Publication:

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A
 Pub Date:
 May 1992
 DOI:
 10.1016/01689002(92)902405
 Bibcode:
 1992NIMPA.314..495G