Making the most of aging scintillator

Citation
S. Cabrera et al., Making the most of aging scintillator, NUCL INST A, 453(1-2), 2000, pp. 245-248
Citations number
6
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
245 - 248
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(20001011)453:1-2<245:MTMOAS>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
Large-area scintillation counters used for triggering on muons at collider detectors can involve long transmission lengths which make the collection o f an adequate amount of light difficult. This is a problem which aggravates as scintillator properties deteriorate with time and/or absorbed radiation . Inspired by the technique presently bring applied to the construction of its new muon counters, a solution has been developed at CDF, which has perm itted the collaboration to retain its older components for run II despite a dramatic deterioration in attenuation length in the course of run I. (C) 2 000 Published by Elsevier Science B.V, All rights reserved.