Kevin Beard

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Previous calculations of the rate at which falling droplets in clouds collide with aerosols have led to the conclusion that except in thunderclouds any electrical charges on the aerosols or droplets have little effect on the collision rate. However, it had been assumed that the aerosols would have only a few elementary charges on them, whereas it is now(More)
The G4beamline program [1] is a useful and steadily improving tool to quickly and easily model beamlines and experimental equipment without user programming. Unlike most accelerator physics codes, it easily handles a wide range of materials and fields, being particularly well suited for the study of muon and neutrino facilities. As it is based on the Geant4(More)
Background This report was produced as a research exercise for the Arcadia Fellowship Programme at Cambridge University Library over a period of nine weeks. It aimed to investigate foreign language learning in Second Life, the 3D virtual world, and the implications for resource provision in academic libraries. The research was carried out by interviewing(More)
Parametric-resonance ionization cooling (PIC) is being developed to create small beams so that high muon collider luminosity can be achieved with fewer muons. In the linear channel that is studied in this effort, a half integer resonance is induced such that the normal elliptical motion of particles in x x′ − phase space becomes hyperbolic, with particles(More)
Eight new ideas are being developed under SBIR/STTR grants to cool muon beams for colliders, neutrino factories, and muon experiments. Analytical and simulation studies have confirmed that a six-dimensional (6D) cooling channel based on helical magnets surrounding RF cavities filled with dense hydrogen gas can provide effective beam cooling. This helical(More)
We have measured the 3He(e,e'pp)n reaction at 2.2 GeV over a wide kinematic range. The kinetic energy distribution for "fast" nucleons (p>250 MeV/c) peaks where two nucleons each have 20% or less, and the third nucleon has most of the transferred energy. These fast pp and pn pairs are back to back with little momentum along the three-momentum transfer,(More)
We report measurements of cross sections for the reaction p(e,e ′ K +)Y, for both the Λ and Σ 0 hyperon states, at an invariant mass of W =1.84 GeV and four-momentum transfers 0.5 < Q 2 < 2 (GeV/c) 2. Data were taken for three values of virtual photon polarization ǫ, allowing the decomposition of the cross sections into longitudinal and transverse(More)
Synopsis The experiment we will propose involves the construction of a 4 meter long, innovative superconducting magnet called a Helical Cooling Channel (HCC) and the measurement of its beam cooling properties. The measurement also requires a 300 MeV/c muon beam line equipped with up and downstream matching sections, particle spectrometers, and particle ID(More)
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