Large, thin solid hydrogen target using para-H2

Y. Matsuda, H. Sakaguchi, J. Zenihiro, S. Ishimoto, S. Suzuki, H. Otsu, T. Ohnishi, H. Takeda, K. Ozeki, K. Tanaka, S. Terashima, Y. Maeda, T. Kobayashi, A. Koreeda, K. Kamei

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We have developed a large, thin solid hydrogen target (SHT) that is 30 mm in diameter and 1 mm thick for elastic scattering of protons from unstable nuclei. By using para-H2 that has a high thermal conductivity at low temperatures, we could prevent sublimation at the target center due to radiation from the higher temperature surroundings. The uniform SHT was used during long-term scattering experiments and it maintained its shape and thickness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-10
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 1


  • Orthopara conversion
  • Para-hydrogen
  • Solid hydrogen target


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