Document Type


Date of Degree

Fall 2009

Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Degree In


First Advisor

Yasar Onel

First Committee Member

Edwin Norbeck

Second Committee Member

Robert L Merlino

Third Committee Member

Jane M Nachtman

Fourth Committee Member

Tuong Ton-That


The MIPP (Main Injector Particle Production) Experiment is a fixed target experiment at Fermilab to measure hadronic production for different targets and beam energies. Data were taken in 2005 on targets including aluminum, beryllium, bismuth, carbon, copper, and uranium, a cryogenic hydrogen target, and the NuMI target using six types of beam particles (pion, kaon, and proton of both charges) for the beam energies ranging from 5 GeV/c to 120 GeV/c. We present the charged pion production cross section measurements of 120 GeV/c proton beam on a thin carbon target in terms of final state particle's longitudinal and transverse momenta.


ix, 74 pages


Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-74).


Copyright 2009 Gural Aydin

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