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Beam-Dump Experiments

  • F. Dydak
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 12)

Abstract

In a beam-dump experiment, a beam of high-energy protons is dumped into a dense block of heavy material, in order to absorb the hadronic cascade as quickly as possible. The short decay path minimizes the background of conventional leptons from the decay of known long-lived particles (π, K, Λ, ...), thus facilitating the search for penetrating stable particles, produced either directly in the proton-nucleus interaction, or originating from the decay of short-lived particles (lifetime ≲ 102212;11 s). Leptons produced in this way are referred to as prompt.

Keywords

Charm Production Muon Flux Neutrino Event Muon Spectrometer Hadronic Shower 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Dydak
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Hochenergiephysik der UniversitätHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.CERNGenevaSwitzerland

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