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Title Experimental Study of a Positron\\ Source Using Channeling
Author(s) Bochek, Ginstitute ; Gavrykov, Vinstitute ; Kulibaba, Vinstitute ; Baier, Vinstitute ; Beloborodov, Kinstitute ; Bojenok, Ainstitute ; Bukin, Ainstitute ; Burdin, Sinstitute ; Dimova, Tinstitute ; Druzhinin, Vinstitute ; Dubrovin, Minstitute ; Seredniakov, Sinstitute ; Shary, Vinstitute ; Strakhovenko, Vinstitute ; Keppler, Pinstitute ; Major, Jinstitute ; Bogdanov, A Vinstitute ; Potylitsin, Ainstitute ; Vnoukov, Iinstitute ; Artru, Xinstitute ; Lautesse, Pinstitute ; Poizat, J-Cinstitute ; Remillieux, Jinstitute
Experiment WA103
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Approved 09 December 1999
Status Finished
Accelerator CERN SPS
Abstract Many simulations have predicted that the yield of positrons, resulting from the interaction of fast electrons in a solid target, increases if the target is a crystal oriented with a major axis parallel to the electron beam. Tests made at Orsay and Tokyo confirmed these expectations. The experiment WA 103 concerns the determination of the main characteristics (emittance, energy spread) of a crystal positron source which could replace advantageously the conventional positron converters foreseen in some linear collider projects. The main element of the set-up is a magnetic spectrometer, using a drift chamber, where the positron trajectories are reconstructed (see Figure 1) A first run has been operated in july 2000 and the first results showed, as expected, a significant enhancement in photon and positron generation along the $<$111$>$ axis of the tungsten crystal. Indications about a significant increase in the number of soft photons and positrons were also gathered : this point is of importance for the positron collection in the accelerator. Track reconstruction and data analysis are undertaken and should provide the needed informations on emittance and energy distribution. Complementary data taking is considered for this year. %WA103 Many simulations have predicted that the yield of positrons, resulting from the interaction of fast electrons in a solid target, increases if the target is a crystal oriented with a major axis parallel to the electron0 beam. Tests made at Orsay and Tokyo confirmed these expectations. The experiment WA 103 concerns the determination of the main characteristics (emittance, energy spread) of a crystal positron source which could replace advantageously the conventional positron converters foreseen in some linear collider projects. The main element of the set-up is a magnetic spectrometer, using a drift chamber, where the positron trajectories are reconstructed (see Figure 1) A first run has been operated in july 2000 and the first results showed, as expected, a significant enhancement in photon and positron generation along the $<$111$>$ axis of the tungsten crystal. Indications about a significant increase in the number of soft photons and positrons were also gathered : this point is of importance for the positron collection in the accelerator. Track reconstruction and data analysis are undertaken and should provide the needed informations on emittance and energy distribution. Complementary data taking is considered for this year.
Contact: Chevallier, M A

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