Construction of the MEGA photon detector

M. Barakat, Y. Chen, S. Conrad, M. Cooper, M. Dzemidzic, J. A. Flick, C. Gagliardi, E. V. Hungerford, K. Johnston, G. J. Kim, K. Lan, F. Liu, Y. C. Lu, B. W. Mayes, R. Mischke, R. Phelps, L. S. Pinsky, D. Semon, R. E. Tribble, L. G. TangX. L. Tu, L. van Ausdeln, W. Von Witsch, H. Z. Wang, X. Yao, W. Yi

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The construction techniques used in the development of a set of large pair spectrometers for the MEGA detector are discussed. These spectrometers consist of carbon-fiber-composit cylinders on which the conversion foils are mounted, and appropriately spaced wire chambers in each layer which track the conversion leptons. Close tolerances on all dimensions are maintained. The detector has been operating well in the stopped muon beam line at LAMPF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-137
Number of pages20
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 15 1994

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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    Barakat, M., Chen, Y., Conrad, S., Cooper, M., Dzemidzic, M., Flick, J. A., Gagliardi, C., Hungerford, E. V., Johnston, K., Kim, G. J., Lan, K., Liu, F., Lu, Y. C., Mayes, B. W., Mischke, R., Phelps, R., Pinsky, L. S., Semon, D., Tribble, R. E., ... Yi, W. (1994). Construction of the MEGA photon detector. Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A, 349(1), 118-137.