Runaway electron energy determination by angular distribution of Cherenkov radiation

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In this paper, we want to show how to obtain information about the spectrum of runaway electrons with kinetic energy in the range T≈ 0.25-2 MeV using Cherenkov radiation (ChR). We use a quartz target as a radiator which is tilted so that the generated Cherenkov optical photons can leave it. Electrons are light charged particles and such process as multiple scattering has a significant influence on ChR angular distribution since it can blur angular distribution of ChR. In spite of this fact, information about the runaway kinetic energy can be obtained by deconvolving ChR angular distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberC08025
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020


  • Cherenkov and transition radiation
  • Cherenkov detectors
  • Models and simulations
  • Plasma diagnostics-charged-particle spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Instrumentation

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