Commissioning of the Active-Target Time Projection Chamber

J. Bradt, D. Bazin, F. Abu-Nimeh, T. Ahn, Y. Ayyad, S. Beceiro Novo, L. Carpenter, M. Cortesi, M. P. Kuchera, W. G. Lynch, W. Mittig, S. Rost, N. Watwood, J. Yurkon

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Abstract

The Active-Target Time Projection Chamber (AT-TPC) was recently built and commissioned at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University. This gas-filled detector uses an active-target design where the gas acts as both the tracking medium and the reaction target. Operating inside a 2T solenoidal magnetic field, the AT-TPC records charged particle tracks that can be reconstructed to very good energy and angular resolutions. The near-4π solid angle coverage and thick target of the detector are well-suited to experiments with low secondary beam intensities. In this paper, the design and instrumentation of theAT-TPC are described along with the methods used to analyze the data it produces. A simulation of the detector's performance and some results from its commissioning with a radioactive 46Ar beam are also presented.

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Keywords

  • Active target
  • Digital electronics
  • Micromegas
  • Time projection chamber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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Commissioning of the Active-Target Time Projection Chamber. / Bradt, J.; Bazin, D.; Abu-Nimeh, F.; Ahn, T.; Ayyad, Y.; Beceiro Novo, S.; Carpenter, L.; Cortesi, M.; Kuchera, M. P.; Lynch, W. G.; Mittig, W.; Rost, S.; Watwood, N.; Yurkon, J.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 875, 11.12.2017, p. 65-79.

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Bradt, J. ; Bazin, D. ; Abu-Nimeh, F. ; Ahn, T. ; Ayyad, Y. ; Beceiro Novo, S. ; Carpenter, L. ; Cortesi, M. ; Kuchera, M. P. ; Lynch, W. G. ; Mittig, W. ; Rost, S. ; Watwood, N. ; Yurkon, J./ Commissioning of the Active-Target Time Projection Chamber. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2017 ; Vol. 875. pp. 65-79
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