Self-supporting elemental sulfur target for charged particle irradiation

H. Matsubara, H. Sakaguchi, T. Kishi, A. Tamii

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A self-supporting target made of elemental sulfur has been developed for use in vacuum in high energy-resolution measurements at 0° using charged particle beams. The sulfur target is placed on a target ladder that is cooled by liquid nitrogen to minimize its sublimation due to heating by the energy loss of the beam in the target. Sulfur sheets with areal densities of 6-60 mg/cm2 and size of 2 × 2 cm2 are prepared. An energy resolution of 29 keV (FWHM) in the 32 S (p, p) experiment at 0° is achieved using a 295 MeV proton beam. The target thickness is stable within ±5% during irradiation with a beam energy loss of 0.2 mW in the target. A windowless sulfur target was used successfully for the first time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3682-3687
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number23-24
Publication statusPublished - 12-2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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