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Title: Superconducting transmission line particle detector

Abstract

A microvertex particle detector for use in a high energy physic collider including a plurality of parallel superconducting thin film strips separated from a superconducting ground plane by an insulating layer to form a plurality of superconducting waveguides. The microvertex particle detector indicates passage of a charged subatomic particle by measuring a voltage pulse measured across a superconducting waveguide caused by the transition of the superconducting thin film strip from a superconducting to a non- superconducting state in response to the passage of a charged particle. A plurality of superconducting thin film strips in two orthogonal planes plus the slow electromagnetic wave propagating in a superconducting transmission line are used to resolve N/sup 2/ ambiguity of charged particle events. 6 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6295240
Patent Number(s):
7225412
Application Number:
ON: DE89011461
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; SHOWER COUNTERS; DESIGN; INVENTIONS; SUPERCONDUCTING FILMS; SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER; WAVE PROPAGATION; WAVEGUIDES; FILMS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; RADIATION DETECTORS; STORAGE RINGS; 440104* - Radiation Instrumentation- High Energy Physics Instrumentation

Citation Formats

Gray, K. E.. Superconducting transmission line particle detector. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Gray, K. E.. Superconducting transmission line particle detector. United States.
Gray, K. E.. Thu . "Superconducting transmission line particle detector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6295240.
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