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Title: Hadron production measurement in the NA61/SHINE experiment at the CERN SPS for neutrino and cosmic ray experiments

Abstract

This paper is focused on one of the physics goals of the NA61/SHINE experiment: measurements of hadron production needed for neutrino (T2K) and cosmic-ray (Pierre Auger and KASKADE) experiments. Knowledge of pion and kaon production from proton-Carbon interactions at 31GeV/c is of key importance for improving the accuracy of neutrino flux simulations of the T2K experiment at J-PARC. This information also helps to improve the accuracy of Monte Carlo models used in cosmic-ray physics. Three different methods of pion spectra extraction and two approaches for the kaon case are presented. Final differential cross section in several intervals of emission angle of charged pions and preliminary results for kaons are shown for p+C interactions at 31GeV/c based on the sample of events registered in the 2007 pilot run.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies, Warsaw (Poland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22589291
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1441; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: PANIC11: 19. particles and nuclei international conference, Cambridge, MA (United States), 24-29 Jul 2011; Other Information: (c) 2012 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; CARBON 12 TARGET; CERN; CERN SPS SYNCHROTRON; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; COSMIC RADIATION; DIFFERENTIAL CROSS SECTIONS; J-PARC; J-PARC NEUTRINO EXPERIMENTAL FACILITY; KAONS; MONTE CARLO METHOD; NEUTRINOS; PARTICLE PRODUCTION; PIONS; PROTON REACTIONS; PROTONS; SUPER-KAMIOKANDE NEUTRINO DETECTOR

Citation Formats

Palczewski, Tomasz Jan. Hadron production measurement in the NA61/SHINE experiment at the CERN SPS for neutrino and cosmic ray experiments. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3700588.
Palczewski, Tomasz Jan. Hadron production measurement in the NA61/SHINE experiment at the CERN SPS for neutrino and cosmic ray experiments. United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3700588
Palczewski, Tomasz Jan. Fri . "Hadron production measurement in the NA61/SHINE experiment at the CERN SPS for neutrino and cosmic ray experiments". United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3700588.
@article{osti_22589291,
title = {Hadron production measurement in the NA61/SHINE experiment at the CERN SPS for neutrino and cosmic ray experiments},
author = {Palczewski, Tomasz Jan},
abstractNote = {This paper is focused on one of the physics goals of the NA61/SHINE experiment: measurements of hadron production needed for neutrino (T2K) and cosmic-ray (Pierre Auger and KASKADE) experiments. Knowledge of pion and kaon production from proton-Carbon interactions at 31GeV/c is of key importance for improving the accuracy of neutrino flux simulations of the T2K experiment at J-PARC. This information also helps to improve the accuracy of Monte Carlo models used in cosmic-ray physics. Three different methods of pion spectra extraction and two approaches for the kaon case are presented. Final differential cross section in several intervals of emission angle of charged pions and preliminary results for kaons are shown for p+C interactions at 31GeV/c based on the sample of events registered in the 2007 pilot run.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3700588},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/22589291}, journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1441,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {9}
}