Hadron showers in iron and muon identification


Journal Article

We report on measurements of the punchthrough probability of high energy hadrons as a function of iron depth and hadron energy. These measurements were made in the Fermilab Meson Bottom test beam. The hadron momentum range was from 12 to 200 GeV/c and the maximum iron depth explored was 250 cm. Hadron shower characteristics as a function of iron depth and hadron energy are shown and compared with other data. Characteristics of a proportional tube detector and the use of such a detector in a muon identification system are described. The muon identification efficiency is studied for several configurations. Each configuration differs in the thickness of the steel absorbers and their locations among chambers. © 1986.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Murphy, T; Chang, Z; Mao, CC; Tai, YS; Wang, S; Wu, YR; Xu, SW; Zhao, CZ; Goloskie, D; Harton, J; Oh, S; Pless, IA; Wadsworth, BF; Yamamoto, RK

Published Date

  • November 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 251 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 478 - 492

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0168-9002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0168-9002(86)90642-X

Citation Source

  • Scopus