Results from the STAR TPC system test

W. Betts, F. Bieser, R. Bossingham, M. Botlo, Michael G. Cherney, J. Chrin, P. Colarco, H. Crawford, H. Diaz, K. Dao, D. E. Greiner, L. Greiner, E. L. Hjort, S. Jacobson, R. C. Jared

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A system test of various components of the Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC (STAR) detector, operating in concert, has recently come on-line. Communication between a major sub-detector, a sector of the Time Projection Chamber (TPC), and the trigger, data acquisition and slow controls systems has been established, enabling data from cosmic ray muons to be collected. First results from an analysis of the TPC data are presented. These include measurements of system noise, electronic parameters such as amplifier gains and pedestal values, and tracking resolution for cosmic ray muons and laser induced ionization tracks. A discussion on the experience gained in integrating the different components for the system test is also given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium. Part 1 (of 3) - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 2 1996Nov 9 1996


OtherProceedings of the 1996 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium. Part 1 (of 3)
CityAnaheim, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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