Large-angle production of charged pions by 3 GeV/c-12 GeV/c protons on carbon, copper and tin targets

M. G. Catanesi, E. Radicioni, R. Edgecock, M. Ellis, S. Robbins, F. J.P. Soler, C. Gößling, S. Bunyatov, A. Krasnoperov, B. Popov, V. Serdiouk, V. Tereschenko, E. Di Capua, G. Vidal-Sitjes, P. Arce, A. Artamonov, S. Giani, S. Gilardoni, P. Gorbunov, A. GrantA. Grossheim, P. Gruber, V. Ivanchenko, A. Kayis-Topaksu, J. Panman, I. Papadopoulos, J. Pasternak, E. Tcherniaev, I. Tsukerman, R. Veenhof, C. Wiebusch, P. Zucchelli, A. Blondel, S. Borghi, M. Campanelli, M. C. Morone, G. Prior, R. Schroeter, R. Engel, C. Meurer, I. Kato, U. Gastaldi, G. B. Mills, J. S. Graulich, G. Grégoire, M. Kirsanov, M. Bonesini, F. Ferri, M. Paganoni, F. Paleari, A. Bagulya, V. Grichine, N. Polukhina, V. Palladino, L. Coney, D. Schmitz, G. Barr, A. De Santo, C. Pattison, K. Zuber, F. Bobisut, D. Gibin, A. Guglielmi, M. Mezzetto, J. Dumarchez, F. Vannucci, U. Dore, D. Orestano, F. Pastore, A. Tonazzo, L. Tortora, C. Booth, C. Buttar, P. Hodgson, L. Howlett, M. Bogomilov, M. Chizhov, D. Kolev, R. Tsenov, S. Piperov, P. Temnikov, M. Apollonio, P. Chimenti, G. Giannini, G. Santin, J. Burguet-Castell, A. Cervera-Villanueva, J. J. Gómez-Cadenas, J. Martín-Albo, P. Novella, M. Sorel, A. Tornero

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A measurement of the double-differential π± production cross-section in proton-carbon, proton-copper and proton-tin collisions in the range of pion momentum 100 MeV/c p<800 MeV/c and angle 0.35 rad θ<2.15 rad is 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 GeV/c hitting a target with a thickness of 5% of a nuclear interaction length. The tracking and identification of the produced particles was done using a small-radius cylindrical time projection chamber (TPC) placed in a solenoidal magnet. An elaborate system of detectors in the beam line ensured the identification of the incident particles. Results are shown for the double-differential cross-sections d2σ/dpdθ at four incident proton beam momenta (3 GeV/c, 5 GeV/c, 8 GeV/c and 12 GeV/c).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-204
Number of pages28
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number2
Early online date30 Nov 2007
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


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