Pion production for MuCF

Ghi Ryang Shin, Johann Rafelski

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We suggest a novel scheme for energy efficient, copious negative pion production: a stored proton beam collides with a thin metallic target producing primary π- and other shower particles. These high energetic secondaries produce further π- in external secondary targets. Estimations on energy cost per primary negative pion production for this scheme are given for proton beams and various targets. The secondary particle distributions according to momentum and angle are obtained with Monte Carlo simulation. The secondary neutron, proton and π+ efficiencies to produce negative pions are given. We find that a π- may be produced at a cost of 2.7 GeV in beam kinetic energy at Pp ≈ 4.8 GeV/c using Be targets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-569
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 15 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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