Development of the CRID single-electron wire detector

D. Aston, A. Bean, T. Bienz, F. Bird, D. Caldwell, M. Cavalli-Sforza, P. Coyle, D. Coyne, S. Dasu, W. Dunwoodie, G. Hallewell, K. Hasegawa, J. Huber, P. Jacques, R. A. Johnson, H. Kawahara, Y. Kwon, D. Leith, A. Lu, J. MartinezL. Mathys, S. McHugh, B. Meadows, M. Nussbaum, R. Morrison, R. Plano, B. Ratcliff, P. Rensing, D. Schultz, S. Shapiro, A. Shoup, C. Simopoulos, M. Sokoloff, E. Solodov, P. Stamer, I. Stockdale, N. Toge, J. Va'Vra, D. A. Williams, S. Williams, M. Witherell, R. J. Wilson, J. Whitaker, S. Yellin, H. Yuta

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We describe the R&D effort to define the design parameters, method of construction and experimental results of single-electron wire detectors. These detectors will be used for particle identification using Cherenkov ring-imaging techniques in the SLD experiment at SLAC. We present measurements of pulse heights for several gases as a function of gas gain, charge division performance on a single-electron signal using both 7 and 33 μm diameter carbon wires, photon feedback in TMAE-laden gas, average pulse shape, and its comparison with the predicted shape and cross-talk. In addition, we present results of wire aging tests and other tests associated with construction of this unusual type of wire chamber.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-595
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Nov 10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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    Aston, D., Bean, A., Bienz, T., Bird, F., Caldwell, D., Cavalli-Sforza, M., Coyle, P., Coyne, D., Dasu, S., Dunwoodie, W., Hallewell, G., Hasegawa, K., Huber, J., Jacques, P., Johnson, R. A., Kawahara, H., Kwon, Y., Leith, D., Lu, A., ... Yuta, H. (1989). Development of the CRID single-electron wire detector. Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A, 283(3), 590-595.