A search for the axion particle at Fermilab
MetadataShow full item record
A search for the neutral penetrating particles (axion) had been made by use of 800-GeV proton beam incident on the magnetized beam dump of the spectrometer of Fermilab experiment 772. Limits of mass and lifetime of such particles are described in this thesis. A 2.7 MeV axion coupling only to e⁺e⁻ is ruled out from this experiment. There is a description of axion production in proton beam dump in Chapter 1. The experimental apparatus is described in Chapter 2 and the data acquisition system in Chapter 3. Data analysis is described in Chapter 4 and the results are presented in Chapter 5.