Beam diagnostics for measurements of antiproton annihilation cross sections at ultra-low energy

K. Todoroki, M. Hori, H. Aghai-Khozani, D. Barna, M. Corradini, T. Kobayashi, M. Leali, E. Lodi-Rizzini, V. Mascagna, M. Prest, A. Soter, E. Vallazza, L. Venturelli, N. Zurlo, R. Hayano

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number09020
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - Apr 14 2014
Event2013 International Nuclear Physics Conference, INPC 2013 - Firenze, Italy
Duration: Jun 2 2013Jun 7 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Todoroki, K., Hori, M., Aghai-Khozani, H., Barna, D., Corradini, M., Kobayashi, T., Leali, M., Lodi-Rizzini, E., Mascagna, V., Prest, M., Soter, A., Vallazza, E., Venturelli, L., Zurlo, N., & Hayano, R. (2014). Beam diagnostics for measurements of antiproton annihilation cross sections at ultra-low energy. EPJ Web of Conferences, 66, [09020].