Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291429
Title:
Transition radiation detector with straw tubes
Author:
Chu, Teh-Ling, 1959-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Charged particle tracking and identification are important elements of any elementary particle physics experiment. Transition radiation is often used to separate electrons from heavier charged particles. This thesis describes a combined tracking and transition radiation detector well suited to the high rate environment of the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC). In the proposed "Electrons Muons Partons with Air Core Toroids" (EMPACT) detector at the SSC the straw tubes with 4 mm diameter filled with 50-50 Xenon-CO₂ and polyethylene radiation foams are selected for the tracking system. The principles of operation of proportional chambers have been studied. The size of the tube is related to the characteristics of the filling gas and the desired occupancy.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Physics, Elementary Particles and High Energy.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Physics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Rutherfoord, John P.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleTransition radiation detector with straw tubesen_US
dc.creatorChu, Teh-Ling, 1959-en_US
dc.contributor.authorChu, Teh-Ling, 1959-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractCharged particle tracking and identification are important elements of any elementary particle physics experiment. Transition radiation is often used to separate electrons from heavier charged particles. This thesis describes a combined tracking and transition radiation detector well suited to the high rate environment of the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC). In the proposed "Electrons Muons Partons with Air Core Toroids" (EMPACT) detector at the SSC the straw tubes with 4 mm diameter filled with 50-50 Xenon-CO₂ and polyethylene radiation foams are selected for the tracking system. The principles of operation of proportional chambers have been studied. The size of the tube is related to the characteristics of the filling gas and the desired occupancy.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPhysics, Elementary Particles and High Energy.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRutherfoord, John P.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1346691en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27251822en_US
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