MiniMax: What has been learned thus far
A small experiment, «MiniMax», has been set up in the C0 intersection region of the Fermilab Tevatron to seek evidence for disoriented chiral condensates and to study other forward physics phenomena. The experiment consists of a proportional wire chamber telescope accompanied by scintillation (trigger) counters, a lead converter, and followed by an electromagnetic calorimeter. The solid angle accepted is a cone centered at pseudorapidity (η) of 4.1 and of radius (in η-φ space) of about 0.6. Over 2.5 million events thus far have demonstrated the successful operation of the apparatus, however to date the analysis has not progressed sufficiently to permit any conclusions concerning disoriented chiral condensates.
Convery, M; Davis, WL; DelSignore, K; Jenkins, TL; Kangas, E; Knepley, M; Kowalski, KL; Taylor, CC; Wang, CH; Oh, SH; Walker, WD; Colestock, PL; Hanna, B; Martens, MA; Streets, JM; Ball, RC; Gustafson, HR; Jones, LW; Longo, MJ; Bjorken, JD; Morgan, N; Pruneau, C
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