Forward neutron production at the Fermilab Main Injector

T. S. Nigmanov, D. Rajaram, M. J. Longo, U. Akgun, G. Aydin, W. Baker, P. D. Barnes, T. Bergfeld, A. Bujak, D. Carey, E. C. Dukes, F. Duru, G. J. Feldman, A. Godley, E. Gülmez, Y. O. Günaydin, N. Graf, H. R. Gustafson, L. Gutay, E. HartouniP. Hanlet, M. Heffner, C. Johnstone, D. M. Kaplan, O. Kamaev, J. Klay, M. Kostin, D. Lange, A. Lebedev, L. C. Lu, C. Materniak, M. D. Messier, H. Meyer, D. E. Miller, S. R. Mishra, K. S. Nelson, A. Norman, Y. Onel, J. M. Paley, H. K. Park, A. Penzo, R. J. Peterson, R. Raja, C. Rosenfeld, H. A. Rubin, S. Seun, N. Solomey, R. Soltz, E. Swallow, Y. Torun, K. Wilson, D. Wright, K. Wu

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We have measured cross sections for forward neutron production from a variety of targets using proton beams from the Fermilab Main Injector. Measurements were performed for proton beam momenta of 58, 84, and 120GeV/c. The cross section dependence on the atomic weight (A) of the targets was found to vary as Aα, where α is 0.46±0.06 for a beam momentum of 58GeV/c and 0.54±0.05 for 120GeV/c. The cross sections show reasonable agreement with FLUKA and DPMJET Monte Carlos. Comparisons have also been made with the LAQGSM Monte Carlo.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012002
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 6 2011
Externally publishedYes


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Nigmanov, T. S., Rajaram, D., Longo, M. J., Akgun, U., Aydin, G., Baker, W., ... Wu, K. (2011). Forward neutron production at the Fermilab Main Injector. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 83(1), [012002].