A TPC in the context of heavy-ion collisions

C. Garabatos, P. Álvarez de Lara, E. Andersen, P. D. Barnes, R. Blaes, H. Braun, J. M. Brom, B. Castaño, M. Cherney, M. Cohler, B. de la Cruz, G. E. Diebold, C. Fernández, G. Franklin, C. Garabatos, J. A. Garzón, W. M. Geist, D. E. Greiner, C. R. Gruhn, M. HafidouniM. Heiden, C. P. de los Heros, J. Hubrec, D. Huss, J. L. Jacquot, P. G. Jones, J. P.M. Kuipers, P. Ladrón de Guevara, D. Liko, G. Lovhoiden, J. MacNaughton, A. Michalon, M. E. Michalon-Mentzer, J. Mosquera, Z. Natkaniec, J. M. Nelson, G. Neuhofer, M. Pló, P. Port, B. Powell, B. Quinn, A. Ramil, J. L. Riester, H. Rohringer, G. Sakrejda, I. Sakrejda, R. Schumacher, T. Thorsteinsen, J. Traxler, C. Voltolini, Y. Xia, A. Yanez, P. Yepes, R. Zybert

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The design of a TPC for a high-multiplicity environment is described. The sense plane is composed of a matrix with 40 rows of short anode wires. The end-cap is completed with rod and wire electrodes to establish the amplification region and to minimize space charge effects. The digital readout of more than 6000 channels is performed by a combination of purpose-built comparators and FASTBUS TDCs. The performance of the chamber is briefly described, and some ideas to improve the hit efficiency and resolution in a new end-cap design are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-556
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 10 1989
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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