Large streamer chamber muon tracking detector in a high-flux fixed-target application

D. Adams, B. Adeva, E. Arik, A. Arvidson, B. Badelek, M. K. Ballintijn, G. Bardin, G. Baum, P. Berglund, L. Betev, I. G. Bird, R. Birsa, P. Björkholm, B. E. Bonner, N. de Botton, M. Boutemeur, F. Bradamante, A. Bravar, A. Bressan, S. BültmannE. Burtin, C. Cavata, D. Crabb, J. Cranshaw, T. Çuhadar, S. Dalla Torre, R. van Dantzig, B. Derro, A. Deshpande, S. Dhawan, C. Dulya, A. Dyring, S. Eichblatt, J. C. Faivre, D. Fasching, F. Feinstein, C. Fernandez, S. Forthmann, B. Frois, A. Gallas, C. Garabatos, J. A. Garzon, T. Gaussiran, H. Gilly, M. Giorgi, E. von Goeler, S. Goertz, I. A. Golutvin, A. Gomez-Tato, G. Gracia, N. de Groot, M. Grosse Perdekamp, E. Gülmez, K. Haft, D. von Harrach, T. Hasegawa, P. Hautle, N. Hayashi, C. A. Heusch, N. Horikawa, V. W. Hughes, G. Igo, S. Ishimoto, T. Iwata, E. M. Kabub, T. Kageya, A. Karev, H. J. Kessler, T. J. Ketel, J. Kiryluk, Iu Kiryushin, A. Kishi, Yu Kisselev, L. Klostermann, D. Kramer, W. Kröger, K. Kurek, J. Kyynäräinen, M. Lamanna, U. Landgraf, K. Lah, T. Layda, J. M. Le Goff, F. Lehar, A. de Lesquen, J. Lichtenstadt, T. Lindqvist, M. Litmaath, M. Lowe, A. Magnon, G. K. Mallot, F. Marie, A. Martin, J. Martino, T. Matsuda, B. Mayes, J. S. McCarthy, K. Medved, W. Meyer, G. van Middelkoop

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Arrays of limited streamer tubes of the Iarocci type were deployed in our experiment at CERN as part of a forward muon detector system with provisions for the beam to pass through the center of each panel in the array. A total of 16 4 m×4 m panels were assembled with inductive readout strips on both sides of each panel. An active feedback system was deployed to regulate the high voltage to the streamer tubes to insure a constant efficiency for minimum ionizing particles. The arrays were operated in this environment for over five years of data taking. Streamer tube track-reconstruction efficiencies and tube replacement rates are reported.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-374
Number of pages21
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 1999
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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