You need JavaScript to view this

The honeycomb strip chamber: A two coordinate and high precision muon detector

Abstract

This thesis describes the construction and performance of the Honeycomb Strip Chamber (HSC). The HSC offers several advantages with respect to classical drift chambers and drift tubes. The main features of the HSC are: -The detector offers the possibility of simultaneous readout of two orthogonal coordinates with approximately the same precision. - The HSC technology is optimised for mass production. This means that the design is modular (monolayers) and automisation of most of the production steps is possible (folding and welding machines). - The technology is flexible. The cell diameter can easily be changed from a few millimetres to at least 20 mm by changing the parameters in the computer programme of the folding machine. The number of monolayers per station can be chosen freely to the demands of the experiment. -The honeycomb structure gives the detector stiffness and makes it self supporting. This makes the technology a very transparent one in terms of radiation length which is important to prevent multiple scattering of high energetic muons. - The dimensions of the detector are defined by high precision templates. Those templates constrain for example the overall tolerance on the wire positions to 20 {mu}m rms. Reproduction of the high precision  More>>
Authors:
Publication Date:
Apr 19, 1996
Product Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Report Number:
INIS-mf-15189
Reference Number:
SCA: 440104; PA: AIX-27:073108; EDB-96:158681; NTS-97:003952; SN: 96001686189
Resource Relation:
Other Information: TH: Proefschrift.; PBD: 19 Apr 1996
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; DRIFT CHAMBERS; MUON DETECTION; ACCURACY; CERN LHC; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; COORDINATES; DRIFT TUBES; ELECTRON DRIFT; HONEYCOMB STRUCTURES; MULTIWIRE PROPORTIONAL CHAMBERS; MUONS; PARTICLE PRODUCTION; PERFORMANCE; RADIATION DETECTORS; READOUT SYSTEMS; SPATIAL RESOLUTION
OSTI ID:
386041
Research Organizations:
Technische Univ. Twente, Enschede (Netherlands)
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97604440; TRN: NL96FF420073108
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE97604440
Submitting Site:
NLN
Size:
175 p.
Announcement Date:
Nov 13, 1996

Citation Formats

Tolsma, H P.T. The honeycomb strip chamber: A two coordinate and high precision muon detector. Netherlands: N. p., 1996. Web.
Tolsma, H P.T. The honeycomb strip chamber: A two coordinate and high precision muon detector. Netherlands.
Tolsma, H P.T. 1996. "The honeycomb strip chamber: A two coordinate and high precision muon detector." Netherlands.
@misc{etde_386041,
title = {The honeycomb strip chamber: A two coordinate and high precision muon detector}
author = {Tolsma, H P.T.}
abstractNote = {This thesis describes the construction and performance of the Honeycomb Strip Chamber (HSC). The HSC offers several advantages with respect to classical drift chambers and drift tubes. The main features of the HSC are: -The detector offers the possibility of simultaneous readout of two orthogonal coordinates with approximately the same precision. - The HSC technology is optimised for mass production. This means that the design is modular (monolayers) and automisation of most of the production steps is possible (folding and welding machines). - The technology is flexible. The cell diameter can easily be changed from a few millimetres to at least 20 mm by changing the parameters in the computer programme of the folding machine. The number of monolayers per station can be chosen freely to the demands of the experiment. -The honeycomb structure gives the detector stiffness and makes it self supporting. This makes the technology a very transparent one in terms of radiation length which is important to prevent multiple scattering of high energetic muons. - The dimensions of the detector are defined by high precision templates. Those templates constrain for example the overall tolerance on the wire positions to 20 {mu}m rms. Reproduction of the high precision assembly of the detector is thus guaranteed. (orig.).}
place = {Netherlands}
year = {1996}
month = {Apr}
}