Document Type

Dissertation

Date of Degree

Fall 2009

Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Degree In

Physics

First Advisor

Yasar Onel

First Committee Member

Edwin Norbeck

Second Committee Member

Robert Merlino

Third Committee Member

Jane Nachtman

Fourth Committee Member

Tuong Ton-That

Abstract

Cross-sections are presented for 58 GeV π, K, and p on a wide range of nuclear targets. These cross-sections are essential for determining the neutrino flux in measurements of neutrino cross-sections and oscillations. The E907 Main Injector Particle Production (MIPP) experiment at Fermilab is a fixed target experiment for measuring hadronic particle production using primary 120 GeV/c protons and secondary π, K, and p beams. The particle identification is made by dE/dx in a time projection chamber, and by time-of-flight, differential Cherenkov and ring imaging Cherencov detectors, which together cover a wide range of momentum from 0.1 GeV/c up to 120 GeV/c. MIPP targets span the periodic table, from hydrogen to uranium, including beryllium and carbon. The MIPP has collected ∼0.26 × 106 events of 58 GeV/c secondary particles produced by protons from the main injector striking a carbon target.

Pages

xi, 98 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-98).

Copyright

Copyright 2009 Yusuf Oğuzhan Günaydın

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