The CDF-II time-of-flight detector

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A Time-of-Flight (TOF) detector, based on plastic scintillator and fine-mesh photomultiplier tubes, has been added to the CDF-II experiment. Since August 2001, the TOF system has been fully instrumented and integrated into the CDF-II data acquisition system. The TOF system will provide particle identification of low momentum charged pions, kaons and protons in -collisions. With a design resolution goal of about 100 ps, separation between charged kaons and pions is expected at the 2 sigma level for momenta below 1.6 GeV/c, which enhances CDF's b-flavor tagging capabilities. They describe the design of the TOF detector and discuss its on-line and ... continued below

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Cabera, S. et al. July 1, 2002.

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A Time-of-Flight (TOF) detector, based on plastic scintillator and fine-mesh photomultiplier tubes, has been added to the CDF-II experiment. Since August 2001, the TOF system has been fully instrumented and integrated into the CDF-II data acquisition system. The TOF system will provide particle identification of low momentum charged pions, kaons and protons in -collisions. With a design resolution goal of about 100 ps, separation between charged kaons and pions is expected at the 2 sigma level for momenta below 1.6 GeV/c, which enhances CDF's b-flavor tagging capabilities. They describe the design of the TOF detector and discuss its on-line and off-line calibration. Some performance benchmarks using proton-antiproton collision data are presented.

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  • 8th International Conference on Instrumentation for Colliding Beam Physics (INSTR02), Novosibirsk (RU), 02/28/2002--03/06/2002

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-Conf-02/128-E
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 795922
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Cabera, S. et al. The CDF-II time-of-flight detector, article, July 1, 2002; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc743132/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.