PILAC: A pion linac facility for 1-GeV pion physics at LAMPF

  • Henry A. Thiessen
  • D. Hywel White
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Abstract

A design study for a Pion Linac (PILAC) at LAMPF is under way at Los Alamos. We present here a reference design for a system of pion source, linac, and high-resolution beam line and spectrometer that will provide 109 pions per second on target and 200-keV resolution for the (π+,K+) reaction at 0.92 GeV. A general-purpose beam line that delivers both positive and negative pions in the energy range 0.4–1.1 GeV is included, thus opening up the possibility of a broad experimental program as is discussed in this report. A kicker-based beam sharing system allows delivery of beam to both beam lines simultaneously with independent sign and energy control. Because the pion linac acts like an rf particle separator, all beams produced by PILAC will be free of electron (or positron) and proton contamination.

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Titanium 

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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry A. Thiessen
    • 1
  • D. Hywel White
    • 1
  1. 1.Medium Energy Physics DivisionLos Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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