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Question Detecting too short lived isotopes 

Forum: Particles
Date: 03 Jun, 2011
From: <HadronTherapy_Aachen>

Hey everybody,

in our detector setup, we shoot approx. 2 GeV C12 ions on a PE target. 0.7 meter behind this target, we detect particles in plastic scintillators via dE/dx and TOF measurement. I find it quite confusing to detect particle isotopes like H5[0.0] or C8[0.0], which have life times of 1e-22 s / 2.0e-06 fs. Is there anything I did forget or misunderstand? These particles should decay closely behind the target.

Thanks in advance, Jan

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1 None: Re: Detecting too short lived isotopes   (Michael H. Kelsey - 03 Jun, 2011)
(_ Note: Re: Detecting too short lived isotopes   (HadronTherapy_Aachen - 06 Jun, 2011)
(_ Idea: Re: Detecting too short lived isotopes   (Vladimir Ivanchenko - 10 Jun, 2011)
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