RAP: Thermoacoustic detection at the DAΦNE beam test facility

S. Bertolucci, E. Coccia, S. D'Antonio, A. De Waard, G. Delle Monache, D. Di Gioacchino, V. Fafone, A.C. Fauth, G. Frossati, C. Ligi, A. Marini, G. Mazzitelli, G. Modestino, G. Pizzella, L. Quintieri, F. Ronga, P. Tripodi, P. Valente

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In order to investigate the anomalous response at ultra-low temperatures of the resonant-mass gravitational wave detector NAUTILUS, the RAP experiment has been planned to measure the vibrations in a small cylindrical aluminium bar when hit by 105510 MeV electrons from the DAΦNE beam test facility, corresponding to the energies released by typical extensive air showers. The results of the measurement at low temperature and in the superconducting regime are crucial to understand the interaction of ionizing particles with bulk superconductors and to confirm the results on the thermoacoustic model of the past experiments. The first run of RAP experiment is scheduled for the end of June. The scheme of operation and the preliminary results at room temperature will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)-
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Bertolucci, S., Coccia, E., D'Antonio, S., De Waard, A., Delle Monache, G., Di Gioacchino, D., ... Valente, P. (2004). RAP: Thermoacoustic detection at the DAΦNE beam test facility. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 21(5), -. https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/21/5/119