M.V. Bondarenco. Account of Nuclear Scattering at Volume Reflection
Submitted on: May 03, 2012, 13:24:02
Natural Sciences / Physics / Nuclear physics
Description: For a particle traversing a bent crystal in the regime of volume reflection we evaluate the probability of interaction with atomic nuclei. Regardless of the continuous potential shape, this probability is found to differ from the corresponding value in an amorphous target by an amount proportional to the crystal bending radius, and the particle deflection angle. Based on this result, we evaluate the rate of inelastic nuclear interactions, and the final beam angular dispersion due to multiple Coulomb scattering. The theoretical predictions are compared with the experiments. The impact of multiple Coulomb scattering on the mean volume reflection angle is also discussed.
The abstract of this article has been published in the "Intellectual Archive Bulletin" , May 2012, ISSN 1929-1329.
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