A study of the production and transport of muons through shielding at the Tevatron

J. D. Cossairt, A. J. Elwyn, W. S. Freeman

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Abstract

The fluence distributions of muons were measured at a number of locations downstream of three different target stations in the fixed-target experimental areas of the Fermilab Tevatron. These were compared with Monte-Carlo calculations of muon production by 800 GeV protons and their transport through shielding materials and regions of magnetic fields. Agreement between the measured and calculated fluence is quite satisfactory at distances between 167 and 3000 m from the primary production targets. The calculations are therefore a trustworthy tool for predicting muon fluence distributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-93
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Volume276
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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