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    • Keywords

       

      Main injector particle production; neutrinos; neutrons; NuMI; KNO.

    • Abstract

       

      The main injector particle production (MIPP) experiment at Fermilab uses particle beams of charged pions, kaons, proton and antiproton with beam momenta of 5–90 GeV/c to measure particle production cross-sections of various nuclei including liquid hydrogen, MINOS target and thin targets of beryllium, carbon, bismuth and uranium. The physics motivation to perform such cross-section measurements is described here. Recent results on the analysis of NuMI target and forward neutron cross-sections are presented here. Preliminary cross-section measurements for 58 GeV/c proton on liquid hydrogen target are also presented. A new method is described to correct for low multiplicity inefficiencies in the trigger using KNO scaling.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Sonam Mahajan1 Ashok Kumar1 Rajendran Raja2

      1. Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160 014, India
      2. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia 60510, Illinois, USA
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