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Cosmic ray test system for the ATLAS thin gap chamber modules at KOBE

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25 Author(s)
Suigmoto, T. ; Graduate Sch. of Sci. & Technol., Kobe Univ., Japan ; Ochi, A. ; Arataki, Y. ; Bando, T.
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Thin gap chamber modules giving function of forward muon trigger to the ATLAS detector in the LHC experiment have been constructed at High Energy Research Organization (KEK) in Japan and their performances have been checked at Kobe University. A large-scale test system specially designed for measuring uniformity of the detection efficiencies and the timing resolution of 8 TGC modules at the same time was successfully operated. Each TGC module had 72 anode wire channels and 64 cathode strip channels (in total 1088 readout channels for 8 modules). Drift tubes consisted of 12 layers (total 428 tubes), between which the TGC modules are put, determined trajectories of cosmic rays. Hit pattern and timing of all detector signals (Trigger counter. Drift tubes and TGCs) were measured by using VME modules. In regular data acquisition situation, i.e. about effective 19 Hz trigger rate from scintillation counters and 73% tracking efficiency by the drift tubes, the detection efficiency of each layer by 5 mm × 5 mm region of 8 TGC modules (24 layers) was measured using about 7 million cosmic ray tracks per module in 10 days. 306 modules were already inspected at June 2003.

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Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, 2003 IEEE  (Volume:5 )

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19-25 Oct. 2003