For a particle traversing a bent crystal in the regime of volume reflection we evaluate the probability of interaction with atomic nuclei. Regardless of the continuous potential shape, this probability is found to differ from the corresponding value in an amorphous target by an amount proportional to the crystal bending radius, and the particle deflection angle. Based on this result, we evaluate the rate of inelastic nuclear interactions, and the final beam angular dispersion due to multiple… Expand

Volume reflection [1] is a phenomenon when a fast charged particle reflects from a family of curved atomic planes of an oriented bent crystal to side opposite to that of the crystal bending. It is… Expand

1. Channeling Phenomenon.- 2. Beam Deflection by Bent Crystals.- 3. Experimental Studies of High-Energy Channeling and Bending Phenomena in Crystals.- 4. Crystal Extraction.- 5. The Use of Crystal… Expand

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