Pion production for Neutrino Factory-challenges

Breton, F., Couedic, C. l., Soler, F.J.P. , Acharya, B.S., Goodman, M. and Mondal, N.K. (2011) Pion production for Neutrino Factory-challenges. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1382, pp. 226-228. (doi:10.1063/1.3644319)

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Abstract

One of the key issues in the design of a Neutrino Factory target station is the determination of the optimum kinetic energy of the proton beam due to the large uncertainties in simulations of protons impinging on nuclear targets. In this paper we have developed a procedure to correct GEANT4 simulations for the HARP data, and we have determined the yield of muons expected at the front‐end of a Neutrino Factory as a function of target material (Be, C, Al, Ta and Pb) and energy (3‐12 GeV).The maximum muon yield is found between 5 and 8 GeV for high Z targets and 3 GeV for low Z targets.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Soler, Professor Paul
Authors: Breton, F., Couedic, C. l., Soler, F.J.P., Acharya, B.S., Goodman, M., and Mondal, N.K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN:0094-243X

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