Oct 5 – 10, 2014
Capri-Naples, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Synchroron-Cherenkov Radiation Observed in Laboratory Being Predicted in Astronomy

Oct 6, 2014, 4:30 PM
Hotel La Residenza

Hotel La Residenza


Prof. Hironari Yamada (Ritsumeikan University)


The theory of Synchrotron-Cherenkov Radiation (SCR) is proposed by Rynne et al. in 1978 in the field of Astronomy, but actual radiations have never been observed. We had to wait this observation until a tabletop synchrotron light source (TSLS) was developped. By hitting light materials by energetic electrons under magnetic field in linear accelerator it could be observed, but SCR is hided behind of transition radiation (TR). A tiny target in the TSLS well separated SCR from TR. The observed SCR is more like laser light and quite powerful. In many academic as well as industrial fields not only in Astronomy but also in material science and semiconductor fabrication we will find applications of SCR. I will give introductory talk in this conference.

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Prof. Hironari Yamada (Ritsumeikan University)

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