Fixed-target hadron production experiments
1 Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Hautes Energies, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris, France
2 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Joliot-Curie 6, 141980 Dubna, Russia
a e-mail: Boris.Popov@cern.ch
Published online: 3 August 2015
Results from fixed-target hadroproduction experiments (HARP, MIPP, NA49 and NA61/SHINE) as well as their implications for cosmic ray and neutrino physics are reviewed. HARP measurements have been used for predictions of neutrino beams in K2K and MiniBooNE/SciBooNE experiments and are also being used to improve predictions of the muon yields in EAS and of the atmospheric neutrino fluxes as well as to help in the optimization of neutrino factory and super-beam designs. Recent measurements released by the NA61/SHINE experiment are of significant importance for a precise prediction of the J-PARC neutrino beam used for the T2K experiment and for interpretation of EAS data. These hadroproduction experiments provide also a large amount of input for validation and tuning of hadron production models in Monte-Carlo generators.
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