FOOT: FragmentatiOn Of Target Experiment

Spighi, R. and Alexandrov, A. and Alpat, B. and Ambrosi, G. and Argirò, S. (2019) FOOT: FragmentatiOn Of Target Experiment. Il nuovo cimento C, 42 (2-3). pp. 1-6. ISSN 1826-9885

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The main goal of the FOOT (FragmentatiOn Of Target) experiment is the measurement of the differential cross sections as a function of energy and direction of the produced fragments in the nuclear interaction between a ion beam (proton, helium, carbon, ...) and different targets (proton, carbon, oxygen, ...). Depending on the beam energy, the purpose of the measurements is twofold: in the [150-400] MeV/u range, the data will be used to evaluate the side effects of the nuclear fragmentation in the hadrontherapy treatment, while in the [700-1000] MeV/u range it will be used to optimize the shielding of spaceships for long term space missions. The experiment has been funded by the INFN since September 2017 and it is currently in the construction phase. An overview of the detector, of the results obtained in several beam tests and of the expected performances will be presented.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2020 08:50
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2020 08:50

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