Publication Date

1990

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Hedin, David

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory||Particles (Nuclear physics)

Abstract

A search for the neutral penetrating particles (axion) had been made by use of 800-GeV proton beam incident on the magnetized beam dump of the spectrometer of Fermilab experiment 772. Limits of mass and lifetime of such particles are described in this thesis. A 2.7 MeV axion coupling only to e⁺e⁻ is ruled out from this experiment. There is a description of axion production in proton beam dump in Chapter 1. The experimental apparatus is described in Chapter 2 and the data acquisition system in Chapter 3. Data analysis is described in Chapter 4 and the results are presented in Chapter 5.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [41]-42)

Extent

iv, 42 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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