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Title: Superconducting transmission line particle detector

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.
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OSTI Identifier:
6295240
Report Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A7225412
ON: DE89011461
DOE Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
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Research Org:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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