The scattering of muons in low-Z materials

D. Attwood, P. Bell, S. Bull, T. McMahon, J. Wilson, R. Fernow, P. Gruber, A. Jamdagni, K. Long, E. McKigney, P. Savage, M. Curtis-Rouse, T. R. Edgecock, M. Ellis, J. Lidbury, W. Murray, P. Norton, K. Peach, K. Ishida, Y. Matsuda & 10 others K. Nagamine, S. Nakamura, G. M. Marshall, S. Benveniste, D. Cline, Y. Fukui, K. Lee, Y. Pischalnikov, S. Holmes, A. Bogacz

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Abstract

This paper presents the measurement of the scattering of 172 MeV/c muons in assorted materials, including liquid hydrogen, motivated by the need to understand ionisation cooling for muon acceleration. Data are compared with predictions from the GEANT4 simulation code and this simulation is used to deconvolute detector effects. The scattering distributions obtained are compared with the Moliere theory of multiple scattering and, in the case of liquid hydrogen, with ELMS. With the exception of ELMS, none of the models are found to provide a good description of the data. The results suggest that ionisation cooling will work better than would be predicted by GEANT 4.7.0p01.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-55
Number of pages15
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Volume251
Issue number1
Early online date27 Jun 2006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Attwood, D. ; Bell, P. ; Bull, S. ; McMahon, T. ; Wilson, J. ; Fernow, R. ; Gruber, P. ; Jamdagni, A. ; Long, K. ; McKigney, E. ; Savage, P. ; Curtis-Rouse, M. ; Edgecock, T. R. ; Ellis, M. ; Lidbury, J. ; Murray, W. ; Norton, P. ; Peach, K. ; Ishida, K. ; Matsuda, Y. ; Nagamine, K. ; Nakamura, S. ; Marshall, G. M. ; Benveniste, S. ; Cline, D. ; Fukui, Y. ; Lee, K. ; Pischalnikov, Y. ; Holmes, S. ; Bogacz, A. / The scattering of muons in low-Z materials. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms. 2006 ; Vol. 251, No. 1. pp. 41-55.
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Attwood, D, Bell, P, Bull, S, McMahon, T, Wilson, J, Fernow, R, Gruber, P, Jamdagni, A, Long, K, McKigney, E, Savage, P, Curtis-Rouse, M, Edgecock, TR, Ellis, M, Lidbury, J, Murray, W, Norton, P, Peach, K, Ishida, K, Matsuda, Y, Nagamine, K, Nakamura, S, Marshall, GM, Benveniste, S, Cline, D, Fukui, Y, Lee, K, Pischalnikov, Y, Holmes, S & Bogacz, A 2006, 'The scattering of muons in low-Z materials', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, vol. 251, no. 1, pp. 41-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2006.05.006

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In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Vol. 251, No. 1, 09.2006, p. 41-55.

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