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Simulations of Surface Muon Production in Graphite Targets

Bungau, Adriana, Cywinski, R., Lord, James, King, Philip and Bungau, Cristian (2013) Simulations of Surface Muon Production in Graphite Targets. Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams, 16 (1). 014701. ISSN 1098-4402

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In this paper we present the results of GEANT4 simulations of the production of surface muons as a function of energy of the incident protons on a graphite target. A validation of the GEANT4 hadronic physics models has been performed by comparing the results with experimental data from the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, United States. Considering the ISIS muon target as a reference, simulations have been performed to optimise the pion and muon production. Of particular significance we predict that optimal surface muon production occurs at a relatively modest proton energy of 500 MeV. This will be of importance for the development of future μSR facilities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: surface muon, MuSR
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2012 15:12
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 18:36


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