A tracking detector for low energy electrons

Citation
K. Bodek et al., A tracking detector for low energy electrons, NUCL INST A, 473(3), 2001, pp. 326-334
Citations number
9
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
473
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
326 - 334
Database
ISI
SICI code
0168-9002(20011111)473:3<326:ATDFLE>2.0.ZU;2-5
Abstract
A multiwire proportional chamber has been developed to study the properties of a detector for tracking of low energy electrons (0.2-1 MeV). The geomet ry and the materials used have been optimized to minimize energy losses, an d multiple Coulomb scattering. The detector is equipped with a special elec tronic readout and event selection, system, consisting of an amplifier/comp arator stage, a fast trigger unit and a data multiplexer. The fast trigger system identifies the desired events within 30 ns. Based on this prototype, the full scale detectors (50 x 100 cm(2)) will be constructed to determine the electron tracks in neutron decay experiments. (C) 2001 Published by El sevier Science B.V.