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The European Physical Journal C

, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp 29–53 | Cite as

Measurement of the production cross-section of positive pions in the collision of 8.9 GeV/c protons on beryllium

  • The HARP Collaboration M.G. Catanesi
  • E. Radicioni
  • R. Edgecock
  • M. Ellis
  • S. Robbins
  • F.J.P. Soler
  • C. Gößling
  • S. Bunyatov
  • G. Chelkov
  • D. Dedovitch
  • M. Gostkin
  • A. Guskov
  • D. Khartchenko
  • A. Krasnoperov
  • Z. Kroumchtein
  • Y. Nefedov
  • B. Popov
  • V. Serdiouk
  • V. Tereshchenko
  • A. Zhemchugov
  • E. Di Capua
  • G. Vidal-Sitjes
  • A. Artamonov
  • P. Arce
  • S. Giani
  • S. Gilardoni
  • P. Gorbunov
  • A. Grant
  • A. 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. Bonesini
  • A. De Min
  • F. Ferri
  • M. Paganoni
  • F. Paleari
  • M. Kirsanov
  • 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
  • V. Ammosov
  • V. Koreshev
  • A. Semak
  • V. Zaets
  • 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-CadenasEmail author
  • J. Martín-Albo
  • P. Novella
  • M. Sorel
  • A. Tornero
Regular Article - Experimental Physics

Abstract

The double-differential production cross-section of positive pions, \(d^2\sigma^{\pi^{+}}/d pd\Omega\), measured in the HARP experiment is presented. The incident particles are 8.9 GeV/c protons directed onto a beryllium target with a thickness of 5% of a nuclear interaction length. The measured cross-section has a direct impact on the prediction of neutrino fluxes for the MiniBooNE and SciBooNE experiments at Fermilab. After cuts, 13 million protons on target produced about 96000 reconstructed secondary tracks which were used in this analysis. Cross-section results are presented in the kinematic range 0.75 GeV/c≤pπ≤ 6.5 GeV/c and 30 mrad≤θπ≤ 210 mrad in the laboratory frame.

Keywords

Beryllium Time Projection Chamber Neutrino Beam Momentum Resolution Muon Neutrino 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • The HARP Collaboration M.G. Catanesi
    • 1
  • E. Radicioni
    • 1
  • R. Edgecock
    • 2
  • M. Ellis
    • 2
    • 29
  • S. Robbins
    • 2
    • 30
  • F.J.P. Soler
    • 2
    • 31
  • C. Gößling
    • 3
  • S. Bunyatov
    • 4
  • G. Chelkov
    • 4
  • D. Dedovitch
    • 4
  • M. Gostkin
    • 4
  • A. Guskov
    • 4
  • D. Khartchenko
    • 4
  • A. Krasnoperov
    • 4
  • Z. Kroumchtein
    • 4
  • Y. Nefedov
    • 4
  • B. Popov
    • 4
  • V. Serdiouk
    • 4
  • V. Tereshchenko
    • 4
  • A. Zhemchugov
    • 4
  • E. Di Capua
    • 5
  • G. Vidal-Sitjes
    • 5
    • 32
  • A. Artamonov
    • 6
  • P. Arce
    • 6
    • 33
  • S. Giani
    • 6
  • S. Gilardoni
    • 6
  • P. Gorbunov
    • 6
    • 34
  • A. Grant
    • 6
  • A. Grossheim
    • 6
    • 35
  • P. Gruber
    • 6
    • 36
  • V. Ivanchenko
    • 6
    • 37
  • A. Kayis-Topaksu
    • 6
    • 38
  • J. Panman
    • 6
  • I. Papadopoulos
    • 6
  • J. Pasternak
    • 6
  • E. Tcherniaev
    • 6
  • I. Tsukerman
    • 6
  • R. Veenhof
    • 6
  • C. Wiebusch
    • 6
    • 39
  • P. Zucchelli
    • 6
    • 40
  • A. Blondel
    • 7
  • S. Borghi
    • 7
    • 41
  • M. Campanelli
    • 7
  • M.C. Morone
    • 7
    • 42
  • G. Prior
    • 7
    • 43
  • R. Schroeter
    • 7
  • R. Engel
    • 8
  • C. Meurer
    • 8
  • I. Kato
    • 9
  • U. Gastaldi
    • 10
  • G.B. Mills
    • 11
  • J.S. Graulich
    • 12
    • 43
  • G. Grégoire
    • 12
  • M. Bonesini
    • 13
  • A. De Min
    • 13
  • F. Ferri
    • 13
  • M. Paganoni
    • 13
  • F. Paleari
    • 13
  • M. Kirsanov
    • 14
  • A. Bagulya
    • 15
  • V. Grichine
    • 15
  • N. Polukhina
    • 15
  • V. Palladino
    • 16
  • L. Coney
    • 17
  • D. Schmitz
    • 17
  • G. Barr
    • 18
  • A. De Santo
    • 18
    • 44
  • C. Pattison
    • 18
  • K. Zuber
    • 18
    • 45
  • F. Bobisut
    • 19
  • D. Gibin
    • 19
  • A. Guglielmi
    • 19
  • M. Mezzetto
    • 19
  • J. Dumarchez
    • 20
  • F. Vannucci
    • 20
  • V. Ammosov
    • 21
  • V. Koreshev
    • 21
  • A. Semak
    • 21
  • V. Zaets
    • 21
  • U. Dore
    • 22
  • D. Orestano
    • 23
  • F. Pastore
    • 23
  • A. Tonazzo
    • 23
  • L. Tortora
    • 23
  • C. Booth
    • 24
  • C. Buttar
    • 24
  • P. Hodgson
    • 24
  • L. Howlett
    • 24
  • M. Bogomilov
    • 25
  • M. Chizhov
    • 25
  • D. Kolev
    • 25
  • R. Tsenov
    • 25
  • S. Piperov
    • 26
  • P. Temnikov
    • 26
  • M. Apollonio
    • 27
  • P. Chimenti
    • 27
  • G. Giannini
    • 27
  • G. Santin
    • 27
    • 46
  • J. Burguet-Castell
    • 28
  • A. Cervera-Villanueva
    • 28
  • J.J. Gómez-Cadenas
    • 28
    Email author
  • J. Martín-Albo
    • 28
  • P. Novella
    • 28
  • M. Sorel
    • 28
  • A. Tornero
    • 28
  1. 1.Università degli Studi e Sezione INFNBariItaly
  2. 2.Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryChiltonUK
  3. 3.Institut für PhysikUniversität DortmundDortmundGermany
  4. 4.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchJINR DubnaDubnaRussia
  5. 5.Università degli Studi e Sezione INFNFerraraItaly
  6. 6.CERNGenevaSwitzerland
  7. 7.Section de PhysiqueUniversité de GenèveGenevaSwitzerland
  8. 8.Institut für PhysikUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  9. 9.University of KyotoKyotoJapan
  10. 10.Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro dell’ INFNLegnaroItaly
  11. 11.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA
  12. 12.Institut de Physique NucléaireUCLLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium
  13. 13.Università degli Studi e Sezione INFN Milano BicoccaMilanoItaly
  14. 14.Institute for Nuclear ResearchMoscowRussia
  15. 15.P.N. Lebedev Institute of Physics (FIAN)Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  16. 16.Università “Federico II” e Sezione INFNNapoliItaly
  17. 17.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  18. 18.Nuclear and Astrophysics LaboratoryUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  19. 19.Università degli Studi e Sezione INFNPadovaItaly
  20. 20.LPNHEUniversités de Paris VI et VIIParisFrance
  21. 21.Institute for High Energy PhysicsProtvinoRussia
  22. 22.Università “La Sapienza” e Sezione INFN Roma IRomaItaly
  23. 23.Università degli Studi e Sezione INFN Roma IIIRomaItaly
  24. 24.Dept. of PhysicsUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  25. 25.Faculty of PhysicsSt. Kliment Ohridski UniversitySofiaBulgaria
  26. 26.Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear EnergyAcademy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  27. 27.Università degli Studi e Sezione INFNTriesteItaly
  28. 28.Instituto de Física CorpuscularIFIC, CSIC and Universidad de ValenciaValenciaSpain
  29. 29.FNALBataviaUSA
  30. 30.Codian Ltd.LangleyUK
  31. 31.University of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  32. 32.Imperial CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonUK
  33. 33.Instituto de Física de CantabriaUniv. de CantabriaSantanderSpain
  34. 34.SpinX TechnologiesGenevaSwitzerland
  35. 35.TRIUMFVancouverCanada
  36. 36.University of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  37. 37.EcoanaliticaMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  38. 38.Çukurova UniversityAdanaTurkey
  39. 39.III Phys. Inst. BRWTH AachenAachenGermany
  40. 40.INFNSezione di FerraraItaly
  41. 41.CERNGenevaSwitzerland
  42. 42.Univerity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly
  43. 43.Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA
  44. 44.Section de PhysiqueUniversité de GenèveGeneveSwitzerland
  45. 45.Royal HollowayUniversity of LondonLondonUK
  46. 46.University of SussexBrightonUK

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