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Total and Partial Fragmentation Cross-Section of 500 MeV/nucleon Carbon Ions on Different Target Materials

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12 Author(s)
Behcet Alpat ; Sezione di Perugia, Ist. Naz. di Fis. Nucleare, Perugia, Italy ; Ercan Pilicer ; Sandor Blasko ; Diego Caraffini
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By using an experimental setup based on thin and thick double-sided microstrip silicon detectors, it has been possible to identify the fragmentation products due to the interaction of very high energy primary ions on different targets. Here we report total and partial cross-sections measured at GSI (Gesellschaft fur Schwerionenforschung), Darmstadt, for 500 MeV/n energy 12C beam incident on water (in flasks), polyethylene, lucite, silicon carbide, graphite, aluminium, copper, iron, tin, tantalum and lead targets. The results are compared to the predictions of GEANT4 (v4.9.4) and FLUKA (v11.2) Monte Carlo simulation programs.

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IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science  (Volume:60 ,  Issue: 6 )