Publication Date

1994

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Hedin, David

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Hadrons||Neutron flux

Abstract

Neutron flux and energy spectrum measurements are of central importance in design considerations for detectors to be built at the SSC. An experiment (E-821) employing four liquid scintillation counters (BC-501A) and seven Bonner spheres was run at FNAL. The longitudinal neutron flux and energy spectrum, produced in high- energy hadronic showering occurring in iron, was measured. A pulse shape discrimination technique was used to discriminate neutrons from gamma rays. The hadronic showering was initiated by a beam of negative pions (25-150 GeV) incident on 1 to 15 interaction lengths of iron. The relative number of neutrons per incident pion, as obtained with the liquid scintillation counters, is presented in this thesis as a function of incident beam energy and interaction length. The technique of pulse shape discrimination is covered in detail.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [73]-76)

Extent

117 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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