Angular distributions of Cherenkov radiation from relativistic heavy ions: Stopping and isotopic effects

O. V. Bogdanov, Yu L. Pivovarov

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We studied numerically the structure of angular distributions of Cherenkov radiation (ChR) from moderately relativistic heavy ions (RHI) taking into account the decrease of the ion velocity due to stopping in the radiator. The calculations clearly show that both the width and fine structure of the ChR angular distribution in the vicinity of the Cherenkov cone are remarkably different for isotopes with different masses, at equal initial relativistic factor (velocity) of isotopes. This stopping and isotopic effects in ChR can be observed using RICH detectors of RHI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-109
Number of pages7
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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