TEXAS: a calorimeter-based high-rate detector for the SSC

G. Alverson, F. Ayer, G. Bhanot, H. Dautat, W. L. Dunn, S. Dye, C. Elder, W. Faissler, M. Glaubman, E. von Goeler, A. Grimes, M. Hecht, J. Hofteizer, C. Hurlbut, P. Jaquet, G. Jones, T. Kamon, S. Klein, C. Lane, I. LeedomR. J. McIntyre, J. P. Miller, J. Moromisato, J. Mucci, J. Murray, S. K. Myers, F. O'Foghlundha, C. Oh, D. Orr, D. Perlman, E. Pothier, M. A. Rahman, J. Reardon, S. Reucroft, B. L. Roberts, E. Saletan, S. L. Saupp, T. Schulte, J. D. Simpkins, J. W. Stapleton, J. Stone, L. Sulak, D. Sullivan, T. Thurston, R. Webb, D. Winn, E. Womble, J. K. Woosley, W. Worstell, A. M. Yacout

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The conceptual design for a novel SSC detector that focuses on calorimetry is presented. The physics goals include searches for elementary scalars of low mass (MH < 2Mw) and high mass (MH > 600 GeV), for heavy supersymmetric matter, for compositeness and for strong vector-boson interactions. Examples of the relevant signatures are H → γγ; H → ZZ*; H → lvqq, llvv, llqq; gg → ETmiss + > 2 jets; and a jet excess at high pT. These goals may be achieved with high precision, fast, compensated and hermetic calorimetry, optimized for electrons, photons, and jets. The design allows for total hermeticity to η = 5.5 missing energy. All the goals require operation at high luminosity and the additional concerns of γ-γ and jet-jet separation, as well as survival in a high radiation environment, are addressed by an unusually large inner radius of the detector. The detector concept consists of the following few and well defined components: a scintillating fiber tracking system incorporating an imaging preradiator, a projective, finely segmented, thick scintillator calorimeter; and a muon TRD trigger and spectrometer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)948-951
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B
Issue numberPART 2
StatePublished - May 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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