The design, construction and performance of the MICE scintillating fibre trackers

M. Ellis, P. R. Hobson, P. Kyberd, J. J. Nebrensky, A. Bross, J. Fagan, T. Fitzpatrick, R. Flores, R. Kubinski, J. Krider, R. Rucinski, P. Rubinov, C. Tolian, T. L. Hart, D. M. Kaplan, W. Luebke, B. Freemire, M. Wojcik, G. Barber, D. ClarkI. Clark, P. J. Dornan, A. Fish, S. Greenwood, R. Hare, A. Jamdagni, V. Kasey, M. Khaleeq, J. Leaver, K. R. Long, E. McKigney, T. Matsushita, C. Rogers, T. Sashalmi, P. Savage, M. Takahashi, A. Tapper, Koji Yoshimura, P. Cooke, R. Gamet, H. Sakamoto, Y. Kuno, A. Sato, T. Yano, M. Yoshida, C. MacWaters, L. Coney, G. Hanson, A. Klier, D. Cline, X. Yang, D. Adey

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Abstract

Charged-particle tracking in the international Muon Ionisation Cooling Experiment (MICE) will be performed using two solenoidal spectrometers, each instrumented with a tracking detector based on 350μm diameter scintillating fibres. The design and construction of the trackers is described along with the quality-assurance procedures, photon-detection system, readout electronics, reconstruction and simulation software and the data-acquisition system. Finally, the performance of the MICE tracker, determined using cosmic rays, is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-153
Number of pages18
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume659
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 11 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Ionisation cooling
  • Muon detector
  • Scintillating fibre
  • Tracker

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  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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The design, construction and performance of the MICE scintillating fibre trackers. / Ellis, M.; Hobson, P. R.; Kyberd, P.; Nebrensky, J. J.; Bross, A.; Fagan, J.; Fitzpatrick, T.; Flores, R.; Kubinski, R.; Krider, J.; Rucinski, R.; Rubinov, P.; Tolian, C.; Hart, T. L.; Kaplan, D. M.; Luebke, W.; Freemire, B.; Wojcik, M.; Barber, G.; Clark, D.; Clark, I.; Dornan, P. J.; Fish, A.; Greenwood, S.; Hare, R.; Jamdagni, A.; Kasey, V.; Khaleeq, M.; Leaver, J.; Long, K. R.; McKigney, E.; Matsushita, T.; Rogers, C.; Sashalmi, T.; Savage, P.; Takahashi, M.; Tapper, A.; Yoshimura, Koji; Cooke, P.; Gamet, R.; Sakamoto, H.; Kuno, Y.; Sato, A.; Yano, T.; Yoshida, M.; MacWaters, C.; Coney, L.; Hanson, G.; Klier, A.; Cline, D.; Yang, X.; Adey, D.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 659, No. 1, 11.12.2011, p. 136-153.

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Ellis, M, Hobson, PR, Kyberd, P, Nebrensky, JJ, Bross, A, Fagan, J, Fitzpatrick, T, Flores, R, Kubinski, R, Krider, J, Rucinski, R, Rubinov, P, Tolian, C, Hart, TL, Kaplan, DM, Luebke, W, Freemire, B, Wojcik, M, Barber, G, Clark, D, Clark, I, Dornan, PJ, Fish, A, Greenwood, S, Hare, R, Jamdagni, A, Kasey, V, Khaleeq, M, Leaver, J, Long, KR, McKigney, E, Matsushita, T, Rogers, C, Sashalmi, T, Savage, P, Takahashi, M, Tapper, A, Yoshimura, K, Cooke, P, Gamet, R, Sakamoto, H, Kuno, Y, Sato, A, Yano, T, Yoshida, M, MacWaters, C, Coney, L, Hanson, G, Klier, A, Cline, D, Yang, X & Adey, D 2011, 'The design, construction and performance of the MICE scintillating fibre trackers', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 659, no. 1, pp. 136-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2011.04.041
Ellis, M. ; Hobson, P. R. ; Kyberd, P. ; Nebrensky, J. J. ; Bross, A. ; Fagan, J. ; Fitzpatrick, T. ; Flores, R. ; Kubinski, R. ; Krider, J. ; Rucinski, R. ; Rubinov, P. ; Tolian, C. ; Hart, T. L. ; Kaplan, D. M. ; Luebke, W. ; Freemire, B. ; Wojcik, M. ; Barber, G. ; Clark, D. ; Clark, I. ; Dornan, P. J. ; Fish, A. ; Greenwood, S. ; Hare, R. ; Jamdagni, A. ; Kasey, V. ; Khaleeq, M. ; Leaver, J. ; Long, K. R. ; McKigney, E. ; Matsushita, T. ; Rogers, C. ; Sashalmi, T. ; Savage, P. ; Takahashi, M. ; Tapper, A. ; Yoshimura, Koji ; Cooke, P. ; Gamet, R. ; Sakamoto, H. ; Kuno, Y. ; Sato, A. ; Yano, T. ; Yoshida, M. ; MacWaters, C. ; Coney, L. ; Hanson, G. ; Klier, A. ; Cline, D. ; Yang, X. ; Adey, D. / The design, construction and performance of the MICE scintillating fibre trackers. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2011 ; Vol. 659, No. 1. pp. 136-153.
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