Large-area scintillation counters used for triggering on muons at collider detectors can involve long transmission lengths which make the collection of an adequate amount of light difficult. This is a problem which aggravates as scintillator properties deteriorate with time and/or absorbed radiation. Inspired by the technique presently being applied to the construction of its new muon counters, a solution has been developed at CDF, which has permitted the collaboration to retain its older components for run II despite a dramatic deterioration in attenuation length in the course of run I.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Oct 11|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics