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The FIRST experiment for nuclear fragmentation measurements at GSI
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2011 (English)In: Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), 2011 IEEE, 2011, 2277-2280 p.Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
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Nuclear fragmentation processes are relevant in different fields of physics concerning both basic research and applications. FIRST (Fragmentation of Ions Relevant for Space and Therapy) is an experiment aimed at the measurement of double differential cross sections (DDCS), with respect to kinetic energy and scattering polar angle, of nuclear fragmentation processes relevant for hadron therapy and for space radiation protection applications, in the energy range between 100 and 1000 MeV/u. The experiment was mounted at the GSI laboratories of Darmstadt, in Germany. A first data taking was performed in August 2011, using 400 MeV/u 12C on carbon and gold targets. In this work we present a description of the experimental apparatus and some figures from the data acquisition and from the preliminary work on data analysis

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2011. 2277-2280 p.
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FIRST experiment;Fragmentation of Ions Relevant for Space and Therapy;GSI laboratories;double differential cross sections;hadron therapy;nuclear fragmentation measurements;nuclear fragmentation processes;space radiation protection applications;nuclear fragmentation;radiation therapy;
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-81159DOI: 10.1109/NSSMIC.2011.6153861OAI: diva2:560044
Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), 2011 IEEE
Available from: 2012-10-11 Created: 2012-10-11 Last updated: 2012-10-18Bibliographically approved

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