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Performance confirmation of the Belle II imaging Time Of Propogation (iTOP) prototype counter

Description: The Bell Detector at the KEKB asymmetric-energy e{sup +}e{sup -} collider performed extremely well, logging an integrated luminosity an order of magnitude higher than the design baseline. With this inverse attobarn of integrated luminosity, time-dependent CP-violation inn the 3rd generation beauty quarks was firmly established, and is now a precision measurement. Going beyond this to explore if the Kobayashi-Maskawa mechanism is the only contributor to quark-mixing, and to interrogate the flavor sector for non-standard model enhancements, requires a detector and accelerator capable of topping this world-record luminosity by more than an order of magnitude. The Belle II detector at the upgraded Super-KEKB accelerator has been designed to meet this highly ambitious goal of operating at a luminosity approaching 10{sup 36} cm{sup -2} s{sup -1}. Such higher event rates and backgrounds require upgrade of essentially all detector subsystems, as well as their readout. Comparing the Belle composite (threshold Aerogel + Time of Flight) particle identification (PID) system with the DIRC employed by BaBar, quartz radiator internal Cherenkov photon detection proved to have higher kaon efficiency and lower pion fake rates. However, because the detector structure and CsI calorimeter will be retained, an improved barrel PID must fit within a very narrow envelope, as indicated in Figure 1. To effectively utilize this space, a more compact detector concept based on the same quartz radiators, but primarily using photon arrival time was proposed. This Time Of Propagation (TOP) counter was studied in a number of earlier prototype tests. Key to the necessary 10's of picosecond single-photon timing has been the development of the so-called SL-10 Micro-Channel Plate Photo-Multiplier Tube (MCP-PMT), which has demonstrated sub-40 ps single photon Transit Time Spread TTS. Further simulation study of this detector concept indicated that a focusing mirror in the forward direction, as well as a modest image ...
Date: October 17, 2011
Creator: Schwartz, Alan; Liu, Yang; Belhorn, Matt; U., /Cincinnati; Browder, Thomas; Varner, Gary et al.
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Investigation of novel decay B _____ ____(2S)____K at BaBar

Description: We investigate the undocumented B meson decay, B{sup +} {yields} {Psi}(2S){omega}K{sup +}. The data were collected with the BaBar detector at the SLAC PEP-II asymmetric-energy e{sup +}e{sup -} collier operating at the {gamma}(4S) resonance, a center-of-mass energy of 10.58 GeV/c{sup 2}. The {gamma}(4S) resonance primarily decays to pairs of B-mesons. The BaBar collaboration at the PEP-II ring was located at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and was designed to study the collisions of positrons and electrons. The e{sup -}e{sup +} pairs collide at asymmetric energies, resulting in a center of mass which is traveling at relativistic speeds. The resulting time dilation allows the decaying particles to travel large distances through the detector before undergoing their rapid decays, a process that occurs in the in the center of mass frame over extremely small distances. As they travel through silicon vertex trackers, a drift chamber, a Cerenkov radiation detector and finally an electromagnetic calorimeter, we measure the charge, energy, momentum, and particle identification in order to reconstruct the decays that have occurred. While all well understood mesons currently fall into the qq model, the quark model has no a priori exclusion of higher configuration states such as qqqq which has led experimentalists and theorists alike to seek evidence supporting the existence of such states. Currently, there are hundreds of known decay modes of the B mesons cataloged by the Particle Data Group, but collectively they only account for approximately 60% of the B branching fraction and it is possible that many more exist.
Date: June 22, 2011
Creator: Schalch, Jacob & /SLAC, /Oberlin Coll.
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Design and Application of the Reconstruction Software for the BaBar Calorimeter

Description: The BaBar high energy physics experiment will be in operation at the PEP-II asymmetric e{sup +}e{sup -} collider in Spring 1999. The primary purpose of the experiment is the investigation of CP violation in the neutral B meson system. The electromagnetic calorimeter forms a central part of the experiment and new techniques are employed in data acquisition and reconstruction software to maximize the capability of this device. The use of a matched digital filter in the feature extraction in the front end electronics is presented. The performance of the filter in the presence of the expected high levels of soft photon background from the machine is evaluated. The high luminosity of the PEP-II machine and the demands on the precision of the calorimeter require reliable software that allows for increased physics capability. BaBar has selected C++ as its primary programming language and object oriented analysis and design as its coding paradigm. The application of this technology to the reconstruction software for the calorimeter is presented. The design of the systems for clustering, cluster division, track matching, particle identification and global calibration is discussed with emphasis on the provisions in the design for increased physics capability as levels of understanding of the detector increase. The CP violating channel B{sup 0} {yields} J/{Psi}K{sub S}{sup 0} has been studied in the two lepton, two {pi}{sup 0} final state. The contribution of this channel to the evaluation of the angle sin 2{beta} of the unitarity triangle is compared to that from the charged pion final state. An error of 0.34 on this quantity is expected after 1 year of running at design luminosity.
Date: July 7, 2006
Creator: Strother, Philip David & /Imperial Coll., London
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Report on 240Am(n,x) surrogate cross section test measurement

Description: The main goal of the test measurement was to determine the feasibility of the {sup 243}Am(p,t) reaction as a surrogate for {sup 240}Am(n,f). No data cross section data exists for neutron induced reactions on {sup 240}Am; the half-life of this isotope is only 2.1 days making direct measurements difficult, if not impossible. The 48-hour experiment was conducted using the STARS/LIBERACE experimental facility located at the 88 Inch Cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in August 2011. A description of the experiment and results is given. The beam energy was initially chosen to be 39 MeV in order to measure an equivalent neutron energy range from 0 to 20 MeV. However, the proton beam was not stopped in the farady cup and the beam was deposited in the surrounding shielding material. The shielding material was not conductive, and a beam current, needed for proper tuning of the beam as well as experimental monitoring, could not be read. If the {sup 240}Am(n,f) surrogate experiment is to be run at LBNL, simple modifications to the beam collection site will need to be made. The beam energy was reduced to 29 MeV, which was within an energy regime of prior experiments and tuning conditions at STARS/LIBERACE. At this energy, the beam current was successfully tuned and measured. At 29 MeV, data was collected with both the {sup 243}Am and {sup 238}U targets. An example particle identification plot is shown in Fig. 1. The triton-fission coincidence rate for the {sup 243}Am target and {sup 238}U target were measured. Coincidence rates of 0.0233(1) cps and 0.150(6) cps were observed for the {sup 243}Am and {sup 238}U targets, respectively. The difference in count rate is largely attributed to the available target material - the {sup 238}U target contains approximately 7 times more atoms than the {sup 243}Am. ...
Date: February 1, 2012
Creator: Ressler, J J; Burke, J T; Gostic, J; Bleuel, D; Escher, J E; Henderson, R A et al.
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A proposal to study particle production spectra and multiplicities in high energy hadron-hadron collisions, and for a beam survey and quark search

Description: We propose an experimental study at the new 500 GeV accelerator of the differential cross-section for particle production in hadron-hadron collisions. The projectile, and the observed single particle, will range over all combinations of positive and negative {pi}, K and p, with momenta extending up to the highest available. Enough of the secondary particle momentum range will be covered to permit us to determine by integration the multiplicity of the produced particle. Single particles will be detected in a simple spectrometer consisting of wire chambers and a small bending magnet. The configuration of the spectrometer components will be variable so that the overall spectrometer length can be kept proportional to the secondary momentum. The momentum resolution {male}P/P = {+-}0.8% and the invariant phase space acceptance P{sup 2}d{Omega}dP/E = 1.3x10{sup -3} (GeV/c){sup 2} will then be the same at all momenta. Particle identification will be by means of threshold Cherenkov counters, with 10{sup 4}: 1 rejection up to at least 250 GeV/c. Our experimental arrangement is thought to be simple and yet powerful, and we propose its use initially with incident protons and a nuclear target for a beam survey and quark search. Subsequent measurements will be carried out with a hydrogen target in a high intensity secondary beam.
Date: June 15, 1970
Creator: Beier, E.W.; Kreinick, D.L.; Weisberg, H. & U., /Pennsylvania
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ALICE electromagnetic calorimeter prototype test

Description: This Memorandum of Understanding between the Test Beam collaborators and Fermilab is for the use of beam time at Fermilab during the Fall, 2005 Meson Test Beam Run. The experimenters plan to measure the energy, position, and time resolution of prototype modules of a large electromagnetic calorimeter proposed to be installed in the ALICE experiment at the LHC. The ALICE experiment is one of the three large approved LHC experiments, with ALICE placing special emphasis on the LHC heavy-ion program. The large electromagnetic calorimeter (EMCal) is a US initiative that is endorsed by the ALICE collaboration and is currently in the early stages of review by the Nuclear Physics Division of the DOE. The installation in the test beam at FNAL and test beam measurements will be carried out by the US members of the ALICE collaboration (ALICE-USA). The overall design of the ALICE EMCal is heavily influenced by its location within the ALICE L3 magnet. The EMCal is to be located inside the large room temperature magnet within a cylindrical integration volume approximately l12cm deep, by 5.6m in length, sandwiched between the ALICE TPC space frame and the L3 magnet coils. The chosen technology is a layered Pb-scintillator sampling calorimeter with a longitudinal pitch of 1.6mm Pb and 1.6mm scintillator. The full detector spans {eta} = -0.7 to {eta} = 0.7 with an azimuthal acceptance of {Delta}{phi} = 120{sup o}. The EMCal readout is of a ''Shish-Kabob'' type similar to the PHENIX Pb-scintillator sampling calorimeter in which the scintillation light is collected via wavelength shifting fibers running through the Pb-scintillator tiles perpendicular to the front surface. The detector is segmented into {approx}14000 towers. The basic structural units of the calorimeter are supermodules, each subtending approximately {approx}20{sup o} in {Delta}{phi} and 0.7 units in {Delta}{eta}. Supermodules are assembled from individual ...
Date: September 1, 2005
Creator: Awes, Terry & Ridge, /Oak
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Final Report - Advanced Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry Program - Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Sandia National Laboratory

Description: This report covers the three main projects that collectively comprised the Advanced Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry Program. Chapter 1 describes the direct interrogation of individual particles by laser desorption within the ion trap mass spectrometer analyzer. The goals were (1) to develop an ''intelligent trigger'' capable of distinguishing particles of biological origin from those of nonbiological origin in the background and interferent particles and (2) to explore the capability for individual particle identification. Direct interrogation of particles by laser ablation and ion trap mass spectrometry was shown to have good promise for discriminating between particles of biological origin and those of nonbiological origin, although detailed protocols and operating conditions were not worked out. A library of more than 20,000 spectra of various types of biological particles has been assembled. Methods based on multivariate analysis and on neural networks were used to discriminate between particles of biological origin and those of nonbiological origin. It was possible to discriminate between at least some species of bacteria if mass spectra of several hundred similar particles were obtained. Chapter 2 addresses the development of a new ion trap mass analyzer geometry that offers the potential for a significant increase in ion storage capacity for a given set of analyzer operating conditions. This geometry may lead to the development of smaller, lower-power field-portable ion trap mass spectrometers while retaining laboratory-scale analytical performance. A novel ion trap mass spectrometer based on toroidal ion storage geometry has been developed. The analyzer geometry is based on the edge rotation of a quadrupolar ion trap cross section into the shape of a torus. Initial performance of this device was poor, however, due to the significant contribution of nonlinear fields introduced by the rotation of the symmetric ion-trapping geometry. These nonlinear resonances contributed to poor mass resolution and sensitivity and ...
Date: December 18, 2002
Creator: Whitten, W.B.
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Time-dependent Dalitz-Plot Analysis of the Charmless Decay B^0 -> K^0S Pi Pi- at BABAR

Description: A time-dependent amplitude analysis of B{sup 0} {yields} K{sub S}{sup 0}{pi}{sup +}{pi}{sup -} decays is performed in order to extract the CP violation parameters of f{sub 0}(980)K{sub S}{sup 0} and {rho}{sup 0}(770)K{sub S}{sup 0} and direct CP asymmetries of K*{sup +}(892){pi}{sup -}. The results are obtained from the final BABAR data sample of (465 {+-} 5)10{sup 6} B{bar B} decays, collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II asymmetric-energy B factory at SLAC. The time dependent CP asymmetry for f{sub 0}(980)K{sub S}{sup 0} and {rho}{sup 0}(770)K{sub S}{sup 0} are measured to be S(f{sub 0}(980)K{sub S}{sup 0}) = -0.97 {+-} 0.09 {+-} 0.01 {+-} 0.01, and S({rho}{sup 0}(770)K{sub S}{sup 0}) = 0.67 {+-} 0.20 {+-} 0.06 {+-} 0.04, respectively. In decays to K*{sup +}(892){pi}{sup -} the direct CP asymmetry is found to be A{sub CP}(K*{sup {+-}}(892){pi}{sup {-+}}) = -0.18 {+-} 0.10 {+-} 0.04 {+-} 0.00. The relative phases between B{sup 0} {yields} K*{sup +}(892){pi}{sup -} and {bar B}{sup 0} {yields} K*{sup -}(892){pi}{sup +}, relevant for the extraction of the unitarity triangle angle {gamma}, is measured to be {Delta}{phi}(K*(892){pi}) = (34.9 {+-} 23.1 {+-} 7.5 {+-} 4.7){sup o}, where uncertainties are statistical, systematic and model-dependent, respectively. Fit fractions, direct CP asymmetries and the relative phases of different other resonant modes have also been measured. A new method for extracting longitudinal shower development information from longitudinally unsegmented calorimeters is also presented. This method has been implemented as a part of the BABAR final particle identification algorithm. A significant improvement in low momenta muon identification at BABAR is obtained.
Date: October 17, 2009
Creator: Ilic, J
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Proposal for Research and Development: Vertexing, Tracking, and Data Acquisition for the Bottom Collider Detector

Description: The authors propose a program of research and development into the detector systems needed for a B-physics experiment at the Fermilab p-{bar p} Collider. The initial emphasis is on the critical issues of vertexting, tracking, and data acquisition in the high-multiplicity, high-rate collider environment. R and D for the particle-identification systems (RICH counters, TRD's, and EM calorimeter) will be covered in a subsequent proposal. To help focus their efforts in a timely manner, they propose the first phase of the R and D should culminate in a system test at the C0 collider intersect during the 1990-1991 run: a small fraction of the eventual vertex detector would be used to demonstrate that secondary-decay vertices can be found at a hadron collider. The proposed budget for the r and D program is $800k in 1989, $1.5M in 1990, and $1.6M in 1991.
Date: January 1, 1989
Creator: Castro, H.; Gomez, B.; Rivera, F.; Sanabria, J.-C.; U., /Los Andes; Yager, P. et al.
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Time-of-flight measurements at the LAMPF low-energy pion channel

Description: Particle identification by time-of-flight techniques was carried out using flight paths between two scintillation counters and between one such counter and the 200-MHz rf structure of the primary proton beam striking the meson production target. With the low-energy pion channel at 103 MeV/c, the two- counter technique yielded clean separation of pions, muons, and electrons. At 195 MeV/c, the rf technique measured the energy resolution of the primary proton beam to be as good as 0.14% FWHM. (auth)
Date: March 1, 1974
Creator: Cooper, M.D.
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High energy physics research

Description: This report discusses research on: the L3, z neutral boson experiment; the L3 detector; and the development of a SSC detector. (LSP).
Date: January 1, 1991
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Studies of nuclear reaction at very low energies

Description: The deuteron radiative capture reactions on {sup 2}H, {sup 6}Li and {sup 10}B have been measured between center of mass energies of 20 and 140 keV. Of note is the observation that the gamma ray-to-charged particle branching ratio for the DD reaction appears independent of energy down to a center of mass energy of 20 keV, consistent with some and contrary to other theoretical models. We have investigated the ratio of the reactions D(d,p)T and D(d,n){sup 3}He down to c.m. energies of 3 keV and the ratio of the reactions 6Li(d,p){sup 7}Li and {sup 6}LI(d,{alpha}){sup 4}He down to a c.m. energy of 19 keV. The DD reaction ratio is independent of energy while the (d,p) branch of the D-{sup 6}Li evinces a significant enhancement at the lowest measured energies. We have continued our investigation of charged particle production from deuterium-metal systems at a modest level of activity. Noteworthy in this investigation is the observation of 3 MeV protons from deuteron beam loaded Ti and LiD targets subjected to extreme thermal disequilibria. Significant facility improvements were realized during the most recent contract period. Specifically the downstream magnetic analysis system proposed to eliminate beam induced contaminants has been installed and thoroughly tested. This improvement should allow the D(a,{gamma}){sup 6}Li reaction to be measured in the coming contract period. A scattering chamber required for the measurement of the {sup 7}Li({sup 3}He,p){sup 9}Be reaction has been designed, fabricated and installed on the accelerator. A CAMAC based charged particle identification system has been assembled also for use in our proposed measurement of the {sup 7}Li({sup 3}He, p){sup 9}Be.
Date: January 15, 1992
Creator: Cecil, F.E.
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STAR: Visualization and infrastructure software. Progress report, 1996

Description: One of the two primary experiments approved for day-one operation at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) is the Solenoidal Tracker at RHIC (STAR). This report summarizes the work carried out by personnel from the University of Texas at Austin on the STAR experiment at RHIC during the calendar year 1995--1996. Topics covered are: (1) STAR visualization; (2) DFM, the Data File Manager; (3) LEV: Logging of Environment and Version Information; (4) TBR: the Table Browser; (5) STIC (Star Idl Compiler); (6) CDS (Code Style checker); (7) TOP (Table Operators); (8) Publications 1995--1996; (i) Abstracts of conference or symposium proceedings and reports 1995--1996; and (10) Personnel.
Date: November 1, 1996
Creator: Moore, C. F.
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Strong interaction physics with pions at LAMPF: Report of the study group on future opportunities at LAMPF

Description: The LAMPF accelerator, with its high-intensity teams of pions and array of high-resolution spectrometers, provides opportunities for investigations of nuclear structure as well as of strong-interaction hadron dynamics. During operation of LAMPF as a national users facility, Nuclear Physics has undergone an evolution in the way it pictures nuclei: from a system of nucleons interacting through potentials to a system of mutually coupled nucleons, {Delta}(1232)`s, and mesons. While nuclear physics is in the midst of yet another shift of paradigm, with quarks and gluons playing a central role, the traditional picture still has great predictive power, and LAMPF has new opportunities to contribute to solving problems of current interest. At the same time, LAMPF is poised to make important contributions to the evolving area of nonperturbative QCD, where we will be learning how to connect phenomena at large momentum transfer to those at lower momentum scales. where the physically observable hadrons are the natural degrees of freedom. Within the traditional area, exploration of nuclei having extreme ratios of neutron/proton number is of growing interest in a variety of contexts, including astrophysics. Pion double charge exchange (the ({pi}{sup {plus_minus}}, {pi}{sup {plus_minus}}) processes) can produce proton-rich nuclei such as {sup 9}C, {sup 10}C, and {sup 11}N as well as neutron-rich nuclei such as {sup 10}He, {sup 11}Li, {sup 14}Be, and {sup 17}B. With spectrometers available for analyzing the outgoing pion spectra, one can study interesting and controversial modes of motion (soft-dipole modes) and obtain angular distributions that explore the spatial extent of neutron halos.
Date: July 1, 1995
Creator: Johnson, M.B. & Matthews, J.L.
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First results with the Microball and Gammasphere

Description: The Microball, an improved 4{pi} multi-detector array, was used recently in conjunction with Gammasphere in three experiments. Highlights of the first results are presented here. The Microball consists of 95 CsI(T{ell}) scintillation detectors with individual Si photodiode readout, arranged in 9 rings. In these first experiments the Microball performed as designed, but the results in new physics exceeded the authors` expectations. They can say with certainty that by its powerful channel selection the Microball enhanced the performance of Gammasphere by one full coincidence fold. This was possible for all exit channels involving charged particle emission, with increasing performance benefit as one progressed to lighter reaction systems. They summarize the essential characteristics of the Microball and give some performance benchmarks. A detailed description of the Microball is given.
Date: December 31, 1994
Creator: Sarantites, D.G.; Hua, P.F. & LaFosse, D.
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The BNL rare kaon decay program

Description: The rare kaon decay program at Brookhaven National Laboratory is reviewed. Results from the last round of experiments are briefly discussed. The three experiments currently collecting data are described. Prospects for future experiments are discussed.
Date: December 31, 1996
Creator: Littenberg, L.
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Study of electron and neutrino interactions. Final report

Description: This is the final report for the DOE-sponsored experimental particle physics program at Virginia Tech to study the properties of the Standard Model of strong and electroweak interactions. This contract (DE-AS05-80ER10713) covers the period from August 1, 1980 to January 31, 1993. Task B of this contract, headed by Professor Alexander Abashian, is described in this final report. This program has been pursued on many fronts by the researchers in a search for axions at SLAC, in electron-positron collisions in the AMY experiment at the TRISTAN collider in Japan, in measurements of muon decay properties in the MEGA and RHO experiments at the LAMPF accelerator, in a detailed analysis of scattering effects in the purported observation of a 17 keV neutrino at Oxford, in a search for a disoriented chiral condensate with the MiniMax experiment at Fermilab, and in an R&D program on resistive plate counters that could find use in low-cost high-quality charged particle detection at low rates.
Date: March 18, 1997
Creator: Abashian, A.
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Prospects for HERMES-spin structure studies at HERA

Description: HERMES (HERA Measurement of Spin), is a second generation experiment to study the spin structure of the nucleon by using polarized internal gas targets in the HERA 35-GeV electron storage ring. Scattered electrons and coincident hadrons will be detected in an open geometry spectrometer which will include particle identification. Measurements are planned for each of the inclusive structure functions, g{sub 1},(x), g{sub 2}(x), b{sub 1}(x) and A(x), as well as the study of semi-inclusive pion and kaon asymmetries. Targets of hydrogen, deuterium and {sup 3}He will be studied. The accuracy of data for the inclusive structure functions will equal or exceed that of current experiments. The semi-inclusive asymmetries will provide a unique and sensitive probe of the flavor dependence of quark helicity distributions and properties of the quark sea. Monte Carlo simulations of HERMES data for experiment asymmetries and polarized structure functions are discussed.
Date: December 31, 1994
Creator: Jackson, H.E.
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Calorimetry at 0{degree} in RHIC: Some issues in the choice of detector technology

Description: The authors discuss briefly the case for a zero degree calorimeter at RHIC and space constraints on such a device. Two GEANT simulations of quartz fiber calorimeters are then studied and compared to the corresponding case of scintillator sampling. The authors find that the Q-cal calorimeter does provide some improvement in response uniformity near the calorimeter edge to hadronic showers (due to the filtering out of wide angle shower products). This may be an advantage when space is limited and the calorimeter transverse dimensions are small.
Date: May 1, 1994
Creator: Christie, B.; White, S.; Gorodetzky, P. & Lazic, D.
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Pion correlations and calorimeter design for high energy heavy ion collisions. Progress report

Description: Data analysis is in progress for recent experiments performed by the NA44 collaboration with the first running of 160 A GeV {sup 208}Pb-induced reactions at the CERN SPS. Identified singles spectra were taken for pions, kaons, protons, deuterons, antiprotons and antideuterons. Two-pion interferometry measurements were made for semi-central-triggered {sup 208}Pb + Pb collisions. An updated multi-particle spectrometer allows high statistics data sets of identified particles to be collected near mid-rapidity. A second series of experiments will be performed in the fall of 1995 with more emphasis on identical kaon interferometry and on the measurement of rare particle spectra and correlations. Modest instrumentation upgrades by TAMU are designed to increase the trigger function for better impact parameter selection and improved collection efficiency of valid events. An effort to achieve the highest degree of projectile-target stopping is outlined and it is argued that an excitation function on the SPS is needed to better understand reaction mechanisms. Analysis of experimental results is in the final stages at LBL in the EOS collaboration for two-pion interferometry in the 1.2 A GeV Au + Au reaction, taken with full event characterization.
Date: April 1, 1997
Creator: Wolf, K.L.
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Asymmetries in inclusive pion production at large x{sub F} = (0.5 to 0.8) and p{sub T} {ge} 0.8 GeV/c with a polarized beam for a RHIC polarimeter

Description: The authors propose to measure asymmetries in the inclusive reactions, using a transversely polarized beam, a liquid hydrogen target, and a carbon target. The measurements would be made using the 23-GeV/c proton beam in an extracted beam line from the AGS, a spectrometer consisting of an analyzing magnet, scintillation hodoscopes, scintillation trigger counters, and a gas threshold Cerenkov counter. The kinematic range covered by the experiments would be p{sub T} up to 1.0 GeV/c and x{sub F} = p*{sub L}/p*{sub max} {approx} 0.5 to 0.8. The purpose of this proposal is to obtain basic information in order to design a polarimeter for the RHIC polarized beams. The RHIC polarimeter is a crucial item for the success of the RHIC spin program.
Date: August 26, 1996
Creator: Krueger, K.; LeCompte, T. & Spinka, H.
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Ring-imaging Cerenkov studies. Final performance report

Description: This project involved collaboration in the design, construction and testing of a prototype chamber capable of detecting Cerenkov rings. The chamber incorporated several novel techniques in that it used parallel-plate pad readout and a Cesium-iodide (CsI) solid photocathode. The pad system used gas multiplication where the gas was kept at low pressure to minimize photon losses due to absorption and back-scattering and to minimize ion collection times. Low pressure also lowers the chamber response to charged particles. The chamber gas was ethane at 20 torr and the chamber was operated at room temperature. The chamber was built at the University of Pennsylvania by a University of Puerto Rico graduate student, Jorge Millan. Initial tests at Pennsylvania using a hydrogen-discharge lamp indicated a quantum efficiency of 13% at 190 nm. The chamber was then tested in the M-Test beam line at Fermilab and behind the C3 beamline dump at Brookhaven Lab. Cerenkov rings were clearly observed with each photoelectron typically exciting one pad. On average each ring had five struck pads and only 10% of the events had hits in the center due to the charged particle. These results indicate that a RICH detector using a solid CsI photocathode coupled to a low-pressure, parallel-plate pad chamber is an excellent device for particle identification in high-rate environments when there is a need to cover large areas with minimum expense.
Date: March 13, 1997
Creator: Lopez, A. M.
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A search for squarks and gluinos using the jets and missing energy signature at D-0

Description: This thesis reports on a search for evidence of production and decay of squarks (q) and gluinos (g) of Minimal Supergravity (mSUGRA) in p{bar p} collisions at a center of mass energy of 1.8 TeV using the D0 detector at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Data corresponding to 79.2 {+-} 4.2 pb{sup -1} were examined for events with large missing transverse energy (E{sub T}), three or more jets, high energy leading jet, and the absence of isolated leptons. Since no events were observed in excess of Standard Model background predictions, limits are placed in the mSUGRA M{sub 0} - M{sub {1/2}} plane for fixed parameters tan {beta} = 2, A{sub o} = 0, and {mu} < 0. The excluded region includes all mSUGRA models with m{sub q} < 250 GeV/c{sup 2}. For small M{sub 0}, gluinos with mass less than 300 GeV/c{sup 2} are excluded. If squarks and gluinos have the same mass, that common mass must be greater than 260 GeV/c{sup 2}.
Date: September 1, 1997
Creator: Lyon, A.L.
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