Measurement of the Barkas effect around the stopping-power maximum for light and heavy targets

S. P. Møller, E. Uggerhøj, H. Bluhme, H. Knudsen, U. Mikkelsen, K. Paludan, E. Morenzoni

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The first direct measurements of antiproton stopping powers around the stopping power maximum are presented. The LEAR antiproton-beam of 5.9 MeV is degraded to 50-700 keV, and the energy-loss is found by measuring the antiproton velocity before and after the target. The antiproton stopping powers of Si and Au are found to be reduced by 30 and 40% near the electronic stopping power maximum as compared to the equivalent proton stopping power. The Barkas effect, that is the stopping power difference between protons and antiprotons, is extracted and compared to theoretical estimates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-166
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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