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Title: Studies with cathode drift chambers for the GlueX experiment at Jefferson Lab

Abstract

A drift chamber system consisting of 24 1 m-diameter chambers with both cathode and wire readout (total of 12,672 channels) is operational in Hall D at Jefferson Lab (Virginia). Two cathode strip planes and one wire plane in each chamber register the same avalanche allowing the study of avalanche development, charge induction process, and strip resolution. We demonstrate a method for reconstructing the two-dimensional distribution of the avalanche “center-of-gravity” position around the wire from an 55Fe source with resolutions down to 30 μm. We estimate the azimuthal extent of the avalanche around the wire as a function of the total charge for an Ar/CO2 gas mixture. By means of cluster counting using a modified 3 cm-gap chamber, we observe significant space charge effects within the same track, resulting in an extent of the avalanche along the wire.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [3];  [1]
  1. Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
  2. National Research Nuclear Univ. MEPhi, Moscow (Russia)
  3. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP)
OSTI Identifier:
1343106
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1556153
Report Number(s):
JLAB-PHY-16-2234; DOE/OR/-23177-3782
Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002; PII: S0168900216302893; TRN: US1700530
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 845; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 42 ENGINEERING; Tracking; Drift chamber; Avalanche; Cluster counting

Citation Formats

Pentchev, L., Barbosa, F., Berdnikov, V., Butler, D., Furletov, S., Robison, L., and Zihlmann, B. Studies with cathode drift chambers for the GlueX experiment at Jefferson Lab. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2016.04.076.
Pentchev, L., Barbosa, F., Berdnikov, V., Butler, D., Furletov, S., Robison, L., & Zihlmann, B. Studies with cathode drift chambers for the GlueX experiment at Jefferson Lab. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2016.04.076
Pentchev, L., Barbosa, F., Berdnikov, V., Butler, D., Furletov, S., Robison, L., and Zihlmann, B. Sat . "Studies with cathode drift chambers for the GlueX experiment at Jefferson Lab". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2016.04.076. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1343106.
@article{osti_1343106,
title = {Studies with cathode drift chambers for the GlueX experiment at Jefferson Lab},
author = {Pentchev, L. and Barbosa, F. and Berdnikov, V. and Butler, D. and Furletov, S. and Robison, L. and Zihlmann, B.},
abstractNote = {A drift chamber system consisting of 24 1 m-diameter chambers with both cathode and wire readout (total of 12,672 channels) is operational in Hall D at Jefferson Lab (Virginia). Two cathode strip planes and one wire plane in each chamber register the same avalanche allowing the study of avalanche development, charge induction process, and strip resolution. We demonstrate a method for reconstructing the two-dimensional distribution of the avalanche “center-of-gravity” position around the wire from an 55Fe source with resolutions down to 30 μm. We estimate the azimuthal extent of the avalanche around the wire as a function of the total charge for an Ar/CO2 gas mixture. By means of cluster counting using a modified 3 cm-gap chamber, we observe significant space charge effects within the same track, resulting in an extent of the avalanche along the wire.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2016.04.076},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
number = C,
volume = 845,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {4}
}

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