Smith-Purcell radiation from a chain of spheres

Konstantin Lekomtsev, Michail Nikolaevich Strikhanov, Alexey Tishchenko

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Smith-Purcell and diffraction radiation were investigated. These types of radiation
appear when a charged particle moves close to a conducting target. Spectral and angular distribution of diffraction radiation from a non-periodic chain of spheres is obtained analytically; local field effects are discussed. Analytical expression for the distribution of Smith-Purcell radiation from the periodic chain of spheres is obtained as well. For the first time it has been shown, that Smith-Purcell radiation for such a system is distributed over the cone. The results are investigated for the particles of different sizes, dielectric and metal, and for both ultrarelativistic and nonrelativistic cases.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume236, Number 1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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