Construction and performance of a 2.7 m long straw drift tube prototype chamber for the SSC


Journal Article

We report the construction and testing of a 2.7 m long straw tube drift chamber consisting of 60 channels. The straw tubes with 2 mm radius are stacked in a pyramid shape up to eight tube layers. There are two wire supports inside each tube for electrostatic stability. 28 tubes out of 60 are instrumented for measurement of resolution, gas gain, and attenuation length. Resolution of close to 110 μm and attenuation length of 500 cm are obtained. © 1991.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Oh, SH; Goshaw, AT; Robertson, WJ

Published Date

  • November 15, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 309 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 368 - 376

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0168-9002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0168-9002(91)90240-Q

Citation Source

  • Scopus