Survey of the response of standard limited streamer tubes over the complete range of three-component gas mixtures of isobutane, CO2, Argon

A. Calcaterra, R. De Sangro, P. De Simone, P. N. Burrows, S. L. Cartwright, S. Gonzalez, A. Lath, U. Schneekloth, D. C. Williams, J. M. Yamartino, N. Bacchetta, D. Bisello, A. Castro, M. Loreti, L. Pescara, M. Tecchio, J. Wyss, B. Alpat, R. Battiston, G. M. BileiR. Dell'Orso, M. Pauluzzi, L. Servoli, M. Carpinelli, R. Castaldi, C. Vannini, B. L. Byers, D. Kharakh, R. L. Messner, R. W. Zdarko, J. R. Johnson

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Abstract

We present the results of a systematic study of three-component gas mixtures containing argon, isobutane, and carbon dioxide. The study used production-type chambers from the SLD Warm Iron Calorimeter (WIC), instrumented with standard plastic streamer tubes, and triggered by cosmic-ray muons. Pulse height spectra are presented as a function of high voltage, over a wide range of mixtures of these three gases. Various features and similarities observed throughout this three-dimensional mixture space are important clues to an understanding of the underlying physics of discharge mechanisms in wire detectors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-462
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Volume289
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 15 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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