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dc.contributor.authorHARP Collaboration-
dc.contributor.authorCatanesi, M. G.-
dc.contributor.authorApollonio, M.-
dc.contributor.authorBurguet Castell, Jordi-
dc.contributor.authorCervera Villanueva, Anselmo-
dc.contributor.authorGómez Cadenas, Juan José-
dc.contributor.authorMartín-Albo, Justo-
dc.contributor.authorNovella, Pau-
dc.contributor.authorSorel, Michel-
dc.contributor.authorTornero, Ana María-
dc.identifier.citationPhysical Review - Section C - Nuclear Physics 77 (5): 055207 (2008)es_ES
dc.description.abstractMeasurements of the double-differential pi(+/-) production cross section in the momentum range 100 <= p <= 800 MeV/c and angle range 0.35 <= theta <= 2.15 rad in proton-beryllium, proton-carbon, proton-aluminium, proton-copper, proton-tin, proton-tantalum, and proton-lead collisions are presented. The data were taken with the large-acceptance HARP detector in the T9 beam line of the CERN PS. The pions were produced by proton beams in a momentum range from 3 to 12.9 GeV/c hitting a target with a thickness of 5% of a nuclear interaction length. Tracking and identification of the produced particles was performed by using a small-radius cylindrical Time Projection Chamber (TPC) placed inside a solenoidal magnet. Incident particles were identified by an elaborate system of beam detectors. Results are obtained for the double-differential cross sections d(2)sigma /(dpd theta) at six incident proton beam momenta [3, 5, 8, and 8.9 GeV/c (Be only) and 12 and 12.9 GeV/c (Al only)]. They are based on a complete correction of static and dynamic distortions of tracks in the HARP TPC, which allows the complete statistics of the collected data set to be used. The results include and supersede our previously published results and are compatible with these. Results are compared with the GEANT4 and MARS Monte Carlo simulation.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipWe acknowledge the contributions of V. Ammosov, G. Chelkov, D. Dedovich, F. Dydak, M. Gostkin, A. Guskov, D. Khartchenko, V. Koreshev, Z. Kroumchtein, I. Nefedov, A. Semak, J. Wotschack, V. Zaets and A. Zhemchugov to the work described in this paper. The experiment was made possible by grants from the Institut Interuniversitaire des Sciences Nucl´eaires and the Interuniversitair Instituut voor Kernwetenschappen (Belgium), Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia, Grant FPA2003-06921-c02-02 and Generalitat Valenciana, grant GV00-054-1, CERN (Geneva, Switzerland), the German Bundesministerium f¨ur Bildung und Forschung (Germany), the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy), INR RAS (Moscow) and the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (UK). We gratefully acknowledge their support. This work was supported in part by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in the framework of the programme SCOPES - Scientific co-operation between Eastern Europe and Switzerland.es_ES
dc.publisherAmerican Physical Societyes_ES
dc.titleLarge-angle production of charged pions with 3-12.9 GeV/c incident protons on nuclear targetses_ES
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer reviewedes_ES
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