M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Physics
A magnetic spectrometer has been built as part of the DO collaboration at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. This spectrometer is used to detect and track muons at sea level. The muon track is measured by proportional drift tube (PDT) modules and deflected by the magnetic iron. The muon’s momentum is determined by the formula for the integration of tracks going through the magnetic field: P = ∫ Bdl/ΔΘ. This formula is developed from classic electromagnetics. The spectrometer consists of four proportional drift tube modules, two iron magnets, two sets of scintillation counters, and the read-out electronics. The design and the operation of this setup are discussed. The momentum resolutions contributed by PDT resolution and multiple scattering are presented, and the analysis of the data compared with Monte Carlo events is discussed.
Tseng, Anshih, "The performance of a magnetic spectrometer" (1989). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 6066.
vii, 82 pages
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