Archives of WA9 and NA8 experiments

Identity Statement [Top]

Reference code(s)



Archives of WA9 and NA8 experiments


1967 - 1985

Level of description


Extent of the unit of description

62 items, 2 linear metres

Context [Top]

Name of creator

Geneva. CERN. WA9 and NA8 experimental collaborations

Administrative history

The WA9 experiment in the West Area of the Super Proton Synchroton accelerator (SPS) was approved in 1975, and ran from 1977 (data analysis continued in 1978). The experiment WA9 made a high-precision study of elastic scattering in the Coulomb interference region. In the WA9 experiment, measurements were made of the differential cross-section for hadron elastic scattering in the four momentum transfer region -0.002 (GeV/c)2 to -0.05 (GeV/c)2. It was continued, with the same collaboration team, as NA8, approved in 1977. The experiment NA8 performed a study of hadron elastic scattering at small angles.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Tord Ekelöf, spokesman of the WA9 experiment, April 1992.

Content & Structure [Top]

Scope and content

The WA9 and NA8 archive is a collection of various papers concerning the experiments WA9 and NA8.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Nothing was destroyed.


No further accruals are expected.

System of arrangement

The original order of the archive was preserved. The files are sorted into the following categories:


  • Proposals and administration
  • Experimental equipment
  • Beam and layout
  • Performance
  • Physics and analysis


  • Proposals and administration
  • Experimental equipment
  • Beam and layout
  • Performance
  • Physics and analysis

Conditions of access and use [Top]

Conditions governing access

See file level description and the CERN operational circular No 3: rules applicable to archival material and archiving at CERN. In general, records on any subject that are over 30 years old, and all records of a purely scientific nature, may be consulted.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright is retained by CERN, no reproduction without permission.

Language / scripts of material

Most of the material is written in English, French or German.

Finding aids

Listed to file level in the CERN Archives Database.

Description control [Top]

Archivist's note

Description prepared by Maywenn Haldimann.

Date(s) of description

Geneva, the 25th June 2001, Revised 2007.