Recent developments on the STAR detector system at RHIC

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The STAR detector system is designed to provide tracking, momentum analysis and particle identification for many of the mid-rapidity charged particles produced in collisions at the RHIC collider. A silicon vertex detector (SVT) provides three layers of tracking near the interaction point. This is followed by the main time projection chamber (TPC), which continues tracking out to 200 cm radial distance from the interaction region. The detector design also includes an electromagnetic calorimeter, various trigger detectors, and radial TPCs in the forward region. The entire system is enclosed in a 0.5 T solenoid magnet. A progress report is given for ... continued below

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Argonne National Laboratory December 1997.

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The STAR detector system is designed to provide tracking, momentum analysis and particle identification for many of the mid-rapidity charged particles produced in collisions at the RHIC collider. A silicon vertex detector (SVT) provides three layers of tracking near the interaction point. This is followed by the main time projection chamber (TPC), which continues tracking out to 200 cm radial distance from the interaction region. The detector design also includes an electromagnetic calorimeter, various trigger detectors, and radial TPCs in the forward region. The entire system is enclosed in a 0.5 T solenoid magnet. A progress report is given for the various components of the STAR detector system. The authors report on the recent developments in the detector proto-typing and construction, with an emphasis on the main TPC, recent TPC cosmic ray testing and shipping to Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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  • Quark matter `97, Tsukuba (Japan), 1-5 Dec 1997

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  • Report No.: BNL--65384
  • Report No.: CONF-971231--
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098;AC02-98CH10886
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 645595
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc695435

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Argonne National Laboratory. Recent developments on the STAR detector system at RHIC, article, December 1997; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc695435/: accessed July 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.