Making the most of aging scintillator

S. Cabrera, D. Cauz, D. Dreossi, K. Ebina, M. Iori, M. Incagli, G. Introzzi, A. Menzione, G. Pauletta, T. Ogawa, A. Penzo, L. Santi, G. Velev, I. Vila, K. Yorita

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Oct 11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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