M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Physics
Hadrons; Neutron flux
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.
Mierkiewicz, Edwin, "A relative measurement of the longitudinal neutron flux produced in high-energy hadronic showering in iron" (1994). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 522.
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