Author

James L. Popp

Publication Date

1987

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Hedin, David

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Muons||Spectrometer

Abstract

The performance of a prototype muon spectrometer built for the DØ collaboration at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is discussed. The detector observes high energy cosmic ray muons near ground level. Three particular aspects of the performance of this detector are discussed in detail. Design and operation of two scintillation counter trigger layers and their role in making drift time measurements are presented. Operation of a recirculating argon/ethane (1:1) gas system for four 2.4 m by 5.8 m by 18 cm proportional drift tube modules, each containing three staggered planes of 24 - 5.5 cm by 10.0 cm by 5.8 m drift tubes, is described. An analysis of a computer program written to generate an electric field map for the drift tubes and the results of field calculations are presented.

Comments

Bibliography: leaf [49].

Extent

vi, 67 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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