Cross sections of large-angle hadron production in proton– and pion–nucleus interactions III: tantalum nuclei and beam momenta from ±3 GeV/c to ±15 GeV/c

  • A. Bolshakova
  • I. Boyko
  • G. Chelkov
  • D. Dedovitch
  • A. Elagin
  • M. Gostkin
  • A. Guskov
  • Z. Kroumchtein
  • Y. Nefedov
  • K. Nikolaev
  • A. Zhemchugov
  • F. Dydak
  • J. Wotschack
  • A. De Min
  • V. Ammosov
  • V. Gapienko
  • V. Koreshev
  • A. Semak
  • Y. Sviridov
  • E. Usenko
  • V. Zaets
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Regular Article - Experimental Physics

Abstract

We report on double-differential inclusive cross sections of the production of secondary protons, charged pions, and deuterons, in the interactions with a 5% λ abs thick stationary tantalum target, of proton and pion beams with momentum from ±3 GeV/c to ±15 GeV/c. Results are given for secondary particles with production angles 20°<θ<125°. They are of particular relevance for the optimization of the design parameters of the proton driver of a neutrino factory.

PACS

13.85.Ni 25.40.Qa 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Bolshakova
    • 1
  • I. Boyko
    • 1
  • G. Chelkov
    • 1
  • D. Dedovitch
    • 1
  • A. Elagin
    • 1
  • M. Gostkin
    • 1
  • A. Guskov
    • 1
  • Z. Kroumchtein
    • 1
  • Y. Nefedov
    • 1
  • K. Nikolaev
    • 1
  • A. Zhemchugov
    • 1
  • F. Dydak
    • 2
  • J. Wotschack
    • 2
  • A. De Min
    • 3
  • V. Ammosov
    • 4
  • V. Gapienko
    • 4
  • V. Koreshev
    • 4
  • A. Semak
    • 4
  • Y. Sviridov
    • 4
  • E. Usenko
    • 4
  • V. Zaets
    • 4
  1. 1.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaRussia
  2. 2.CERNGenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.Politecnico di Milano and INFNSezione di Milano-BicoccaMilanItaly
  4. 4.Institute of High Energy PhysicsProtvinoRussia

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