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Title: Preparation of a primary argon beam for the CERN fixed target physics

The fixed target experiment NA61 in the North Area of the Super Proton Synchrotron is studying phase transitions in strongly interacting matter. Up to now they used the primary beams available from the CERN accelerator complex (protons and lead ions) or fragmented beams created from the primary lead ion beam. To explore a wider range of energies and densities a request was made to provide primary argon and xenon beams. This paper describes the results of the setting up and 10 week test run of the Ar{sup 11+} beam from the 14.5 GHz ECR ion source and the linear accelerator (Linac3) at CERN.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. CERN, BE Department, 1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland)
  2. iThemba LABS, P.O. Box 722, Somerset West 7130 (South Africa)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253585
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 2; Conference: ICIS 2011: 14. international conference on ion sources, Giardini-Naxos, Sicily (Italy), 12-16 Sep 2011; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ARGON; CERN; ECR ION SOURCES; GHZ RANGE 01-100; ION BEAMS; LEAD IONS; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; PROTONS; SYNCHROTRONS; XENON