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The European Physical Journal C

, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 37–60 | Cite as

Large-angle production of charged pions by 3-12.9 GeV/c protons on beryllium, aluminium and lead targets

  • M.G. Catanesi
  • E. Radicioni
  • R. Edgecock
  • M. Ellis
  • F.J.P. Soler
  • C. Gößling
  • S. Bunyatov
  • A. Krasnoperov
  • B. Popov
  • V. Serdiouk
  • V. Tereschenko
  • E. Di Capua
  • G. Vidal-Sitjes
  • A. Artamonov
  • S. Giani
  • S. Gilardoni
  • P. Gorbunov
  • A. Grant
  • A. Grossheim
  • A. Ivanchenko
  • V. Ivanchenko
  • A. Kayis-Topaksu
  • J. Panman
  • I. Papadopoulos
  • E. Tcherniaev
  • I. Tsukerman
  • R. Veenhof
  • C. Wiebusch
  • P. Zucchelli
  • A. Blondel
  • S. Borghi
  • M.C. Morone
  • G. Prior
  • R. Schroeter
  • C. Meurer
  • U. Gastaldi
  • G.B. Mills
  • J.S. Graulich
  • G. Grégoire
  • M. Bonesini
  • F. Ferri
  • M. Kirsanov
  • A. Bagulya
  • V. Grichine
  • N. Polukhina
  • V. Palladino
  • L. Coney
  • D. Schmitz
  • G. Barr
  • A. De Santo
  • F. Bobisut
  • D. Gibin
  • A. Guglielmi
  • M. Mezzetto
  • J. Dumarchez
  • U. Dore
  • D. Orestano
  • F. Pastore
  • A. Tonazzo
  • L. Tortora
  • C. Booth
  • L. Howlett
  • M. Bogomilov
  • M. Chizhov
  • D. Kolev
  • R. Tsenov
  • S. Piperov
  • P. Temnikov
  • M. Apollonio
  • P. Chimenti
  • G. Giannini
  • J. Burguet-Castell
  • A. Cervera-Villanueva
  • J.J. Gómez-Cadenas
  • J. Martín-Albo
  • P. Novella
  • M. Sorel
  • The HARP Collaboration
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Regulara Article - Experimental Physics

Abstract

Measurements of the double-differential π± production cross-section in the range of momentum 100 MeV/c≤p< 800 MeV/c and angle 0.35 rad ≤θ<  2.15 rad in proton–beryllium, proton–aluminium and proton–lead collisions are presented. The data were taken with the HARP detector in the T9 beam line of the CERN PS. The pions were produced by proton beams in a momentum range from 3 GeV/c to 12.9 GeV/c hitting a target with a thickness of 5% of a nuclear interaction length. The tracking and identification of the produced particles was performed using a small-radius cylindrical time projection chamber (TPC) placed inside a solenoidal magnet. Incident particles were identified by an elaborate system of beam detectors. Results are obtained for the double-differential cross-sections d2σ/dpdθ at six incident proton beam momenta (3 GeV/c, 5 GeV/c, 8 GeV/c, 8.9 GeV/c (Be only), 12 GeV/c and 12.9 GeV/c (Al only)) and compared to previously available data.

Keywords

Time Projection Chamber Beam Momentum Neutrino Factory Pion Momentum E910 Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M.G. Catanesi
    • 1
  • E. Radicioni
    • 1
  • R. Edgecock
    • 2
  • M. Ellis
    • 2
  • F.J.P. Soler
    • 2
  • C. Gößling
    • 3
  • S. Bunyatov
    • 4
  • A. Krasnoperov
    • 4
  • B. Popov
    • 4
  • V. Serdiouk
    • 4
  • V. Tereschenko
    • 4
  • E. Di Capua
    • 5
  • G. Vidal-Sitjes
    • 5
  • A. Artamonov
    • 6
  • S. Giani
    • 6
  • S. Gilardoni
    • 6
  • P. Gorbunov
    • 6
  • A. Grant
    • 6
  • A. Grossheim
    • 6
  • A. Ivanchenko
    • 6
  • V. Ivanchenko
    • 6
  • A. Kayis-Topaksu
    • 6
  • J. Panman
    • 6
  • I. Papadopoulos
    • 6
  • E. Tcherniaev
    • 6
  • I. Tsukerman
    • 6
  • R. Veenhof
    • 6
  • C. Wiebusch
    • 6
  • P. Zucchelli
    • 6
  • A. Blondel
    • 7
  • S. Borghi
    • 7
  • M.C. Morone
    • 7
  • G. Prior
    • 7
  • R. Schroeter
    • 7
  • C. Meurer
    • 8
  • U. Gastaldi
    • 9
  • G.B. Mills
    • 10
  • J.S. Graulich
    • 11
  • G. Grégoire
    • 11
  • M. Bonesini
    • 12
  • F. Ferri
    • 12
  • M. Kirsanov
    • 13
  • A. Bagulya
    • 14
  • V. Grichine
    • 14
  • N. Polukhina
    • 14
  • V. Palladino
    • 15
  • L. Coney
    • 16
  • D. Schmitz
    • 16
  • G. Barr
    • 17
  • A. De Santo
    • 17
  • F. Bobisut
    • 18
  • D. Gibin
    • 18
  • A. Guglielmi
    • 18
  • M. Mezzetto
    • 18
  • J. Dumarchez
    • 19
  • U. Dore
    • 20
  • D. Orestano
    • 21
  • F. Pastore
    • 21
  • A. Tonazzo
    • 21
  • L. Tortora
    • 21
  • C. Booth
    • 22
  • L. Howlett
    • 22
  • M. Bogomilov
    • 23
  • M. Chizhov
    • 23
  • D. Kolev
    • 23
  • R. Tsenov
    • 23
  • S. Piperov
    • 24
  • P. Temnikov
    • 24
  • M. Apollonio
    • 25
  • P. Chimenti
    • 25
  • G. Giannini
    • 25
  • J. Burguet-Castell
    • 26
  • A. Cervera-Villanueva
    • 26
  • J.J. Gómez-Cadenas
    • 26
  • J. Martín-Albo
    • 26
  • P. Novella
    • 26
  • M. Sorel
    • 26
  • The HARP Collaboration
  1. 1.Università degli Studi e Sezione INFNBariItaly
  2. 2.Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryChiltonDidcotUK
  3. 3.Institut für PhysikUniversität DortmundDortmundGermany
  4. 4.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchJINR DubnaDubnaRussia
  5. 5.Università degli Studi e Sezione INFNFerraraItaly
  6. 6.CERNGenevaSwitzerland
  7. 7.Section de PhysiqueUniversité de GenèveGenèveSwitzerland
  8. 8.Institut für PhysikForschungszentrum KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  9. 9.Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro dell’ INFNLegnaroItaly
  10. 10.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA
  11. 11.Institut de Physique NucléaireUCLLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium
  12. 12.Università degli Studi e Sezione INFN Milano BicoccaMilanoItaly
  13. 13.Institute for Nuclear ResearchMoscowRussia
  14. 14.P.N. Lebedev Institute of Physics (FIAN)Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  15. 15.Università “Federico II” e Sezione INFNNapoliItaly
  16. 16.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  17. 17.Nuclear and Astrophysics LaboratoryUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  18. 18.Università degli Studi e Sezione INFNPadovaItaly
  19. 19.LPNHEUniversités de Paris VI et VIIParisFrance
  20. 20.Università “La Sapienza” e Sezione INFN Roma IRomaItaly
  21. 21.Università degli Studi e Sezione INFN Roma IIIRomaItaly
  22. 22.Dept. of PhysicsUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  23. 23.Faculty of PhysicsSt. Kliment Ohridski UniversitySofiaBulgaria
  24. 24.Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear EnergyAcademy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  25. 25.Università degli Studi e Sezione INFNTriesteItaly
  26. 26.Instituto de Física Corpuscular, IFIC, CSIC and Universidad de ValenciaValenciaSpain

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