A measurement of charged particles accompanying high-energy muons exiting matter

U. Bratzler, Y. Asano, R. Davission, S. Errede, K. Johns, H. J. Lubatti, Y. Teramoto, T. Zhao

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Using a high-energy muon beam at Fermilab, we have made measurements of frequency, multiplicity, spatial and angular distributions of charged particles accompanying muons after they have traversed an iron absorber. Effects of several other materials (Al, Pb, G-10, Lucite) placed at various locations downstream of the absorber were also studied. Measurements were made at muon beam energies 94, 360, 480 and 560GeV. Experimental data are compared to GEANT 3.21 Monte-Carlo simulations. GEANT parameter settings for matching the experimental data are investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-63
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 21 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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