Active target with plastic scintillating fibers for hyperon-proton scattering experiments

Jung Keun Ahn, H. Akikawa, J. Arvieux, B. Bassalleck, M. S. Chung, H. En'yo, T. Fukuda, H. Funahashi, S. V. Golovkin, A. M. Gorin, Y. Goto, M. Hanabata, T. Hayakawa, A. Ichikawa, M. Ieiri, K. Imai, M. Ishino, H. Kanda, Y. D. Kim, Y. KondoE. N. Kozarenko, I. E. Kreslo, J. M. Lee, A. Masaike, S. Mihara, K. Nakai, K. Nakazawa, K. Ozawa, A. Sato, H. D. Sato, K. S. Sim, T. Tabaru, F. Takeutchi, P. Tlusty, H. Torii, K. Yamamoto, S. Yokkaichi, M. Yoshida

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An active target with plastic scintillating fibers has been constructed. This active target serves as a production target of hyperons, as well as a scattering target, and works as a 4π-detector for charged particles. This system is designed for measurements of hyperon-proton scattering for hyperon momenta of several hundred MeV/c. A spectrometer system for the incident beam and outgoing particles of the hyperon production reaction is linked with this target-detector in order to provide triggers for the imaging device of this detector system. As a control of this detector, the decay constant of Σ- hyperon has been evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-596
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Active target
  • Hyperon-proton scattering
  • Scintillating fibers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Ahn, J. K., Akikawa, H., Arvieux, J., Bassalleck, B., Chung, M. S., En'yo, H., Fukuda, T., Funahashi, H., Golovkin, S. V., Gorin, A. M., Goto, Y., Hanabata, M., Hayakawa, T., Ichikawa, A., Ieiri, M., Imai, K., Ishino, M., Kanda, H., Kim, Y. D., ... Yoshida, M. (2002). Active target with plastic scintillating fibers for hyperon-proton scattering experiments. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 49(2), 592-596.