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Determination of the effective inelastic p anti-p cross-section for the D0 Run II luminosity measurement

Description: The authors determine the effective inelastic p{bar p} cross-section into the D0 Luminosity Monitor for all run periods prior to September 2004. This number is used to relate the measured inelastic collision rate to the delivered luminosity. The key ingredients are the inelastic p{bar p} cross-section, the Luminosity Monitor efficiency, and the modeling of kinematic distributions for various inelastic processes used to determine the detector acceptance. The resulting value is {sigma}{sub p{bar p},eff} = 46 {+-} 3 mb.
Date: November 1, 2004
Creator: Edwards, T.; U., /Manchester; Yacoob, S.; Andeen, T.; U., /Northwestern; Begel, M. et al.
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Test of Proportional Wire Chambers in Hybrid Systems

Description: This is an agreement between the National Accelerator Laboratory and Professor I. Pless of MIT representing the experimenters to provide selected instrumentation for the beam to the 30-inch bubble chamber, and to use the hybrid chamber for an experiment. This document contains an enumeration of the major items needed for the proper execution of Experiment No. 154 as expressed in the proposal for the experiment, subsequent correspondence, and the draft agreement. This agreement covers phases I and II of the experiment. In Phase I the experimenters will design, construct and bring into operation a complete upstream proportional chamber system. This system will tag incident beam particles as to type by correlating the Cerenkov signals furnished by NAL with the proper incoming particle. In addition, the system will measure the position of the incident particle which passed through the momentum slit. The system will contain three proportional wire chambers (3 planes each) which will provide data suitable for defining the incident beam both as to position and angle. The experimenters will furnish the computer, magnetic tape units, programs, and all necessary readout and interface hardware. When the system is installed, debugged, documented and completely functional, it will be turned over to NAL to be operated as a general facility. Phase II of the experiment consists of an exposure of about 20,000 30-inch bubble chamber pictures ({approx}6 beam tracks per picture) correlated with data from a set of proportional wire chambers downstream from the chamber. The experimenters expect to demonstrate the utility of the proportional chamber spectrometer by attempting to analyze every event. They will do this before requesting a major exposure.
Date: June 23, 1971
Creator: Fong, D.G.; Shapiro, A.M.; Widgott, M.; U., /Brown; Ascoli, G.; Eisenstein, B. et al.
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A Muon Exposure in the Tohoku High Resolution Bubble Chamber

Description: The authors would like to propose an experiment to investigate muon induced interactions in the Tohoku freon bubble chamber, a high resolution 4{pi} detector. The Tohoku bubble chamber is located in Lab F on the neutrino beam line. The NT test beam line, which passes 4.5 meters east of the bubble chamber, has carried a muon beam to Lab F in the past. it appears possible to bend this beam to the west sufficiently to send muons of approximately 200 GeV to the present position of the Tohoku chamber. A bubble chamber experiment will have better systematics than a comparable muons cattering experiment using counters, but will have lower statistics. With the chamber, direct observation of neutral strange particle and charm particle production will make possible a unique clean study of the virtual photon interactions involved.
Date: January 1, 1986
Creator: Chen, A.; Shapire, A.; Widgoff, M.; U., /Brown; Childress, S.; Murphy, T. et al.
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Hadron spectra from high energy interactions

Description: No abstract prepared.
Date: February 1, 1971
Creator: Guerriero, L.; U., /Bari; Lanou, R.E.; Massimo, J.; U., /Brown; Friedman, J.I. et al.
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Hadron spectra from high energy proton proton interactions

Description: It is proposed to measure the hadron spectra resulting from high energy proton-proton collisions using a single arm focusing spectrometer. These measurements will provide elastic and inelastic P-P cross sections for incident beam energies up to 200 GeV/c and for momentum transfers |t| from 0.01 up to about 10 to 15 (BeV/c){sup 2}. In addition, they will obtain yields of pions and kaons produced in the interactions.
Date: June 1, 1970
Creator: Diebold, R.; /Argonne; Guerriero, L.; U., /Bari; Lanou, R.; U., /Brown et al.
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The D0 experiment's integrated luminosity for Tevatron Run IIa

Description: An essential ingredient in all cross section measurements is the luminosity used to normalize the data sample. In this note, we present the final assessment of the integrated luminosity recorded by the D0 experiment during Tevatron Run IIa. The luminosity measurement is derived from hit rates from the products of inelastic proton-antiproton collisions registered in two arrays of scintillation counters called the luminosity monitor (LM) detectors. Measured LM rates are converted to absolute luminosity using a normalization procedure that is based on previously measured inelastic cross sections and the geometric acceptance and efficiency of the LM detectors for registering inelastic events. During Run IIa, the LM detector performance was improved by a sequence of upgrades to the electronic readout system and other factors summarized in this note. The effects of these changes on the reported luminosity were tracked carefully during the run. Due to the changes, we partition the run into periods for which different conversions from measured LM rates to absolute luminosity apply. The primary upgrade to the readout system late in Run IIa facilitated a reevaluation of the overall normalization of the luminosity measurement for the full data sample. In this note, we first review the luminosity measurement technique employed by D0. We then summarize the changes to the LM system during Run IIa and the corresponding normalization adjustments. The effect of the adjustments is to increase D0's assessment of its recorded integrated luminosity compared to what was initially reported during Run IIa. The overall increase is 13.4% for data collected between April 20, 2002 (the beginning of Run IIa data used for physics analysis) and February 22, 2006 (the end of Run IIa).
Date: April 1, 2007
Creator: Andeen, T.; Casey, B.C.K.; DeVaughan, K.; Enari, Y.; Gallas, E.; Krop, D. et al.
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