Design, construction, and operation of SciFi tracking detector for K2K experiment

Citation
A. Suzuki et al., Design, construction, and operation of SciFi tracking detector for K2K experiment, NUCL INST A, 453(1-2), 2000, pp. 165-176
Citations number
8
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Spectroscopy /Instrumentation/Analytical Sciences","Instrumentation & Measurement
Journal title
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
ISSN journal
0168-9002 → ACNP
Volume
453
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
2000
Pages
165 - 176
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(20001011)453:1-2<165:DCAOOS>2.0.ZU;2-N
Abstract
We describe the construction and performance of a scintillating fiber detec tor used in the near detector for the K2K (KEK to Kamioka, KEK E362) long b aseline neutrino oscillation experiment. The detector uses 3.7 m long and 0 .692 mm diameter scintillating fiber coupled to image-intensifier tubes (II T), and a CCD camera readout system. Fiber sheet production and detector co nstruction beg-an in 1997, and the detector was commissioned in March 1999. Results from the first K2K runs confirm good initial performance: position resolution is estimated to be about 0.8 mm, and track finding efficiency i s 98 +/- 2% for long tracks (i.e., those which intersect more than 5 fiber planes). The hit efficiency was estimated to be 92 +/- 2% using cosmic-ray muons, after noise reduction at the offline stage. The possibility of using the detector for particle identification is also discussed. (C) 2000 Publi shed by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.