The STAR time projection chamber: A unique tool for studying high multiplicity events at RHIC

M. Anderson, J. Berkovitz, W. Betts, R. Bossingham, F. Bieser, R. Brown, M. Burks, M. Calderón De La Barca Sánchez, D. Cebra, Michael G. Cherney, J. Chrin, W. R. Edwards, V. Ghazikhanian, D. Greiner, M. Gilkes, D. Hardtke, G. Harper, E. Hjort, H. Huang, G. IgoS. Jacobson, D. Keane, S. R. Klein, G. Koehler, L. Kotchenda, B. Lasiuk, A. Lebedev, J. Lin, M. Lisa, H. S. Matis, J. Nystrand, S. Panitkin, D. Reichold, F. Retiere, I. Sakrejda, K. Schweda, D. Shuman, R. Snellings, N. Stone, B. Stringfellow, J. H. Thomas, T. Trainor, S. Trentalange, R. Wells, C. Whitten, H. Wieman, E. Yamamoto, W. Zhang

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Abstract

The STAR Time Projection Chamber (TPC) is used to record the collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. The TPC is the central element in a suite of detectors that surrounds the interaction vertex. The TPC provides complete coverage around the beam-line, and provides complete tracking for charged particles within ±1.8 units of pseudorapidity of the center-of-mass frame. Charged particles with momenta greater than 100 MeV/c are recorded. Multiplicities in excess of 3000 tracks per event are routinely reconstructed in the software. The TPC measures 4 m in diameter by 4.2 m long, making it the largest TPC in the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)659-678
Number of pages20
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume499
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003

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chambers
projection
Colliding beam accelerators
Heavy ions
Momentum
Detectors
charged particles
center of mass
heavy ions
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computer programs
momentum
collisions
detectors
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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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The STAR time projection chamber : A unique tool for studying high multiplicity events at RHIC. / Anderson, M.; Berkovitz, J.; Betts, W.; Bossingham, R.; Bieser, F.; Brown, R.; Burks, M.; Calderón De La Barca Sánchez, M.; Cebra, D.; Cherney, Michael G.; Chrin, J.; Edwards, W. R.; Ghazikhanian, V.; Greiner, D.; Gilkes, M.; Hardtke, D.; Harper, G.; Hjort, E.; Huang, H.; Igo, G.; Jacobson, S.; Keane, D.; Klein, S. R.; Koehler, G.; Kotchenda, L.; Lasiuk, B.; Lebedev, A.; Lin, J.; Lisa, M.; Matis, H. S.; Nystrand, J.; Panitkin, S.; Reichold, D.; Retiere, F.; Sakrejda, I.; Schweda, K.; Shuman, D.; Snellings, R.; Stone, N.; Stringfellow, B.; Thomas, J. H.; Trainor, T.; Trentalange, S.; Wells, R.; Whitten, C.; Wieman, H.; Yamamoto, E.; Zhang, W.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 499, No. 2-3, 01.03.2003, p. 659-678.

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Anderson, M, Berkovitz, J, Betts, W, Bossingham, R, Bieser, F, Brown, R, Burks, M, Calderón De La Barca Sánchez, M, Cebra, D, Cherney, MG, Chrin, J, Edwards, WR, Ghazikhanian, V, Greiner, D, Gilkes, M, Hardtke, D, Harper, G, Hjort, E, Huang, H, Igo, G, Jacobson, S, Keane, D, Klein, SR, Koehler, G, Kotchenda, L, Lasiuk, B, Lebedev, A, Lin, J, Lisa, M, Matis, HS, Nystrand, J, Panitkin, S, Reichold, D, Retiere, F, Sakrejda, I, Schweda, K, Shuman, D, Snellings, R, Stone, N, Stringfellow, B, Thomas, JH, Trainor, T, Trentalange, S, Wells, R, Whitten, C, Wieman, H, Yamamoto, E & Zhang, W 2003, 'The STAR time projection chamber: A unique tool for studying high multiplicity events at RHIC', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 499, no. 2-3, pp. 659-678. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0168-9002(02)01964-2
Anderson, M. ; Berkovitz, J. ; Betts, W. ; Bossingham, R. ; Bieser, F. ; Brown, R. ; Burks, M. ; Calderón De La Barca Sánchez, M. ; Cebra, D. ; Cherney, Michael G. ; Chrin, J. ; Edwards, W. R. ; Ghazikhanian, V. ; Greiner, D. ; Gilkes, M. ; Hardtke, D. ; Harper, G. ; Hjort, E. ; Huang, H. ; Igo, G. ; Jacobson, S. ; Keane, D. ; Klein, S. R. ; Koehler, G. ; Kotchenda, L. ; Lasiuk, B. ; Lebedev, A. ; Lin, J. ; Lisa, M. ; Matis, H. S. ; Nystrand, J. ; Panitkin, S. ; Reichold, D. ; Retiere, F. ; Sakrejda, I. ; Schweda, K. ; Shuman, D. ; Snellings, R. ; Stone, N. ; Stringfellow, B. ; Thomas, J. H. ; Trainor, T. ; Trentalange, S. ; Wells, R. ; Whitten, C. ; Wieman, H. ; Yamamoto, E. ; Zhang, W. / The STAR time projection chamber : A unique tool for studying high multiplicity events at RHIC. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2003 ; Vol. 499, No. 2-3. pp. 659-678.
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