Measurements of cross sections and charged pion spectra in proton-carbon interactions at 31 GeV/c

N. Abgrall, A. Aduszkiewicz, B. Andrieu, T. Anticic, N. Antoniou, J. Argyriades, A. G. Asryan, B. Baatar, A. Blondel, J. Blumer, M. Bogusz, L. Boldizsár, A. Bravar, W. Brooks, J. Brzychczyk, A. Bubak, S. A. Bunyatov, O. Busygina, T. Cetner, K. U. ChoiP. Christakoglou, P. Chung, T. Czopowicz, N. Davis, F. Diakonos, S. Di Luise, W. Dominik, J. Dumarchez, R. Engel, A. Ereditato, L. S. Esposito, G. A. Feofilov, Z. Fodor, A. Ferrero, A. Fulop, X. Garrido, M. Gaździcki, M. Golubeva, K. Grebieszkow, A. Grzeszczuk, F. Guber, H. Hakobyan, T. Hasegawa, S. Igolkin, A. S. Ivanov, Y. Ivanov, A. Ivashkin, K. Kadija, A. Kapoyannis, N. Katryńska, D. Kiełczewska, D. Kikola, J. H. Kim, M. Kirejczyk, J. Kisiel, T. Kobayashi, O. Kochebina, V. I. Kolesnikov, D. Kolev, V. P. Kondratiev, A. Korzenev, S. Kowalski, S. Kuleshov, A. Kurepin, R. Lacey, J. Lagoda, A. László, V. V. Lyubushkin, M. MacKowiak, Z. Majka, A. I. Malakhov, A. Marchionni, A. Marcinek, I. Maris, V. Marin, T. Matulewicz, V. Matveev, G. L. Melkumov, A. Meregaglia, M. Messina, St Mrówczyński, S. Murphy, T. Nakadaira, P. A. Naumenko, K. Nishikawa, T. Palczewski, G. Pálla, A. D. Panagiotou, W. Peryt, O. Petukhov, R. Płaneta, J. Pluta, B. A. Popov, M. Posiadała, S. Puławski, W. Rauch, M. Ravonel, R. Renfordt, A. Robert, D. Röhrich, E. Rondio, B. Rossi, M. Roth, A. Rubbia, M. Rybczyński, A. Sadovsky, K. Sakashita, T. Sekiguchi, P. Seyboth, M. Shibata, A. N. Sissakian, E. Skrzypczak, M. Słodkowski, A. S. Sorin, P. Staszel, G. Stefanek, J. Stepaniak, C. Strabel, H. Ströbele, T. Susa, P. Szaflik, M. Szuba, M. Tada, A. Taranenko, R. Tsenov, R. Ulrich, M. Unger, M. Vassiliou, V. V. Vechernin, G. Vesztergombi, A. Wilczek, Z. Włodarczyk, A. Wojtaszek, J. G. Yi, I. K. Yoo, W. Zipper

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Interaction cross sections and charged pion spectra in p+C interactions at 31 GeV/c were measured with the large-acceptance NA61/SHINE spectrometer at the CERN SPS. These data are required to improve predictions of the neutrino flux for the T2K long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment in Japan. A set of data collected during the first NA61/SHINE run in 2007 with an isotropic graphite target with a thickness of 4% of a nuclear interaction length was used for the analysis. The measured p+C inelastic and production cross sections are 257.2 ± 1.9 ± 8.9 and 229.3 ± 1.9 ± 9.0 mb, respectively. Inclusive production cross sections for negatively and positively charged pions are presented as functions of laboratory momentum in ten intervals of the laboratory polar angle covering the range from 0 up to 420 mrad. The spectra are compared with predictions of several hadron production models.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034604
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume84
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 6 2011

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Abgrall, N., Aduszkiewicz, A., Andrieu, B., Anticic, T., Antoniou, N., Argyriades, J., ... Zipper, W. (2011). Measurements of cross sections and charged pion spectra in proton-carbon interactions at 31 GeV/c. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 84(3), [034604]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.84.034604

Measurements of cross sections and charged pion spectra in proton-carbon interactions at 31 GeV/c. / Abgrall, N.; Aduszkiewicz, A.; Andrieu, B.; Anticic, T.; Antoniou, N.; Argyriades, J.; Asryan, A. G.; Baatar, B.; Blondel, A.; Blumer, J.; Bogusz, M.; Boldizsár, L.; Bravar, A.; Brooks, W.; Brzychczyk, J.; Bubak, A.; Bunyatov, S. A.; Busygina, O.; Cetner, T.; Choi, K. U.; Christakoglou, P.; Chung, P.; Czopowicz, T.; Davis, N.; Diakonos, F.; Di Luise, S.; Dominik, W.; Dumarchez, J.; Engel, R.; Ereditato, A.; Esposito, L. S.; Feofilov, G. A.; Fodor, Z.; Ferrero, A.; Fulop, A.; Garrido, X.; Gaździcki, M.; Golubeva, M.; Grebieszkow, K.; Grzeszczuk, A.; Guber, F.; Hakobyan, H.; Hasegawa, T.; Igolkin, S.; Ivanov, A. S.; Ivanov, Y.; Ivashkin, A.; Kadija, K.; Kapoyannis, A.; Katryńska, N.; Kiełczewska, D.; Kikola, D.; Kim, J. H.; Kirejczyk, M.; Kisiel, J.; Kobayashi, T.; Kochebina, O.; Kolesnikov, V. I.; Kolev, D.; Kondratiev, V. P.; Korzenev, A.; Kowalski, S.; Kuleshov, S.; Kurepin, A.; Lacey, R.; Lagoda, J.; László, A.; Lyubushkin, V. V.; MacKowiak, M.; Majka, Z.; Malakhov, A. I.; Marchionni, A.; Marcinek, A.; Maris, I.; Marin, V.; Matulewicz, T.; Matveev, V.; Melkumov, G. L.; Meregaglia, A.; Messina, M.; Mrówczyński, St; Murphy, S.; Nakadaira, T.; Naumenko, P. A.; Nishikawa, K.; Palczewski, T.; Pálla, G.; Panagiotou, A. D.; Peryt, W.; Petukhov, O.; Płaneta, R.; Pluta, J.; Popov, B. A.; Posiadała, M.; Puławski, S.; Rauch, W.; Ravonel, M.; Renfordt, R.; Robert, A.; Röhrich, D.; Rondio, E.; Rossi, B.; Roth, M.; Rubbia, A.; Rybczyński, M.; Sadovsky, A.; Sakashita, K.; Sekiguchi, T.; Seyboth, P.; Shibata, M.; Sissakian, A. N.; Skrzypczak, E.; Słodkowski, M.; Sorin, A. S.; Staszel, P.; Stefanek, G.; Stepaniak, J.; Strabel, C.; Ströbele, H.; Susa, T.; Szaflik, P.; Szuba, M.; Tada, M.; Taranenko, A.; Tsenov, R.; Ulrich, R.; Unger, M.; Vassiliou, M.; Vechernin, V. V.; Vesztergombi, G.; Wilczek, A.; Włodarczyk, Z.; Wojtaszek, A.; Yi, J. G.; Yoo, I. K.; Zipper, W.

In: Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, Vol. 84, No. 3, 034604, 06.09.2011.

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Abgrall, N, Aduszkiewicz, A, Andrieu, B, Anticic, T, Antoniou, N, Argyriades, J, Asryan, AG, Baatar, B, Blondel, A, Blumer, J, Bogusz, M, Boldizsár, L, Bravar, A, Brooks, W, Brzychczyk, J, Bubak, A, Bunyatov, SA, Busygina, O, Cetner, T, Choi, KU, Christakoglou, P, Chung, P, Czopowicz, T, Davis, N, Diakonos, F, Di Luise, S, Dominik, W, Dumarchez, J, Engel, R, Ereditato, A, Esposito, LS, Feofilov, GA, Fodor, Z, Ferrero, A, Fulop, A, Garrido, X, Gaździcki, M, Golubeva, M, Grebieszkow, K, Grzeszczuk, A, Guber, F, Hakobyan, H, Hasegawa, T, Igolkin, S, Ivanov, AS, Ivanov, Y, Ivashkin, A, Kadija, K, Kapoyannis, A, Katryńska, N, Kiełczewska, D, Kikola, D, Kim, JH, Kirejczyk, M, Kisiel, J, Kobayashi, T, Kochebina, O, Kolesnikov, VI, Kolev, D, Kondratiev, VP, Korzenev, A, Kowalski, S, Kuleshov, S, Kurepin, A, Lacey, R, Lagoda, J, László, A, Lyubushkin, VV, MacKowiak, M, Majka, Z, Malakhov, AI, Marchionni, A, Marcinek, A, Maris, I, Marin, V, Matulewicz, T, Matveev, V, Melkumov, GL, Meregaglia, A, Messina, M, Mrówczyński, S, Murphy, S, Nakadaira, T, Naumenko, PA, Nishikawa, K, Palczewski, T, Pálla, G, Panagiotou, AD, Peryt, W, Petukhov, O, Płaneta, R, Pluta, J, Popov, BA, Posiadała, M, Puławski, S, Rauch, W, Ravonel, M, Renfordt, R, Robert, A, Röhrich, D, Rondio, E, Rossi, B, Roth, M, Rubbia, A, Rybczyński, M, Sadovsky, A, Sakashita, K, Sekiguchi, T, Seyboth, P, Shibata, M, Sissakian, AN, Skrzypczak, E, Słodkowski, M, Sorin, AS, Staszel, P, Stefanek, G, Stepaniak, J, Strabel, C, Ströbele, H, Susa, T, Szaflik, P, Szuba, M, Tada, M, Taranenko, A, Tsenov, R, Ulrich, R, Unger, M, Vassiliou, M, Vechernin, VV, Vesztergombi, G, Wilczek, A, Włodarczyk, Z, Wojtaszek, A, Yi, JG, Yoo, IK & Zipper, W 2011, 'Measurements of cross sections and charged pion spectra in proton-carbon interactions at 31 GeV/c', Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, vol. 84, no. 3, 034604. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.84.034604
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