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A π0 spectrometer constructed at the Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility in 1977 by H. W. Baer is investigated using a historical and physical approach. A history is given of the spectrometer, including the circumstances which gave rise to its construction and its eventually decommissioning. This is supported by a theoretical description of the spectrometer operation, as well as current Monte Carlo simulations which aimed to reproduce the behavior of the original π0 spectrometer.
Baer, Thomas M., "Investigating the Design, Construction, and Performance of a π0 Spectrometer" (2021). Physics & Astronomy Honors Theses. 15.