Regular Article – Atomic and Molecular Collisions
Beam steering with quasi-mosaic bent silicon single crystals: computer simulations for 855 MeV and 6.3 GeV electrons and comparison with experiments
Institute for Nuclear Physics, Johannes Gutenberg-University, 55128, Mainz, Germany
Accepted: 19 July 2022
Published online: 18 August 2022
Monte Carlo simulations have been performed for 855 MeV and 6.3 GeV electrons channeling in silicon single crystals at circular bent (111) planes. The aim was to identify critical experimental parameters which affect the volume-deflection and volume-capture characteristics. To these belongs the angular alignment of the crystal with respect to the nominal beam direction. The continuum potential picture has been utilized. The simulation results were compared with experiments. It turns out that the assumption of an anticlastic bending of the crystal, bent on the principle of the quasi-mosaic effect, is not required to reproduce the gross features of the experimental observations for two examined examples.
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