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

Personal Author(s) : Filz,Robert C. ; McNulty,P. J. ; Davis,A. F.

Report Date : 25 MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 13

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 1/4-inch-beam spot. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ION BEAMS, DETECTION), (*ION ACCELERATORS, ARGON), RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES, NEON

Subject Categories : Nuclear Instrumentation
      Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE