The ASACUSA (Atomic Spectroscopy And Collisions Using Slow Antiprotons) collaboration of CERN is currently attempting to measure the antiproton-nucleus in-flight annihilation cross sections on thin target foils of C, Pd, and Pt at 130 keV of kinetic energy. The low-energy antiprotons were supplied by the Antiproton Decelerator (AD) and a radio-frequency quadrupole decelerator. For this measurement, a beam profile monitor based on secondary electron emission was developed. Data from this monitor was used to ensure that antiprotons were precisely tuned to the position of an 80-mm-diameter experimental target, by measuring the spatial profile of 200-ns-long beam pulses containing 10 5 - 106 antiprotons with an active area of 40 mm × 40 mm and a spatial resolution of 4 mm. By using this monitor, we succeeded in finely tuning antiproton beams on the target, and observed some annihilation events originating from the target.
|Journal||EPJ Web of Conferences|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 14 2014|
|Event||2013 International Nuclear Physics Conference, INPC 2013 - Firenze, Italy|
Duration: Jun 2 2013 → Jun 7 2013
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)