Accession Number:

AD0749863

Title:

Use of Plastic Detectors to Confirm the Acceleration of Argon Nuclei to Relativistic Velocities at the Princeton Particle Accelerator.

Descriptive Note:

Physical science research papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Report Date:

1972-05-25

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Argon ions were recently accelerated to 11.7 GeV at the Princeton Particle Accelerator. This represents a two-fold increase in the mass over particles previously accelerated to relativistic energies. The report describes how a stack of cellulose nitrate track detectors was used to confirm the successful acceleration with the unambiguous identification of 79 argon tracks within a clearly defined 1 14-inch-beam spot. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE