Quartic: An Ultra-fast Time-of-flight Counter

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Quartic: An Ultra-fast Time-of-flight Counter

Show simple item record Duarte, Pedro Miguel en_US 2007-09-17T17:07:28Z 2007-09-17T17:07:28Z 2007-09-17T17:07:28Z July 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1773 en_US
dc.description.abstract Fast time-of-flight counters are planned to dramatically decrease backgrounds to events with a massive central system and forward/backward protons at the LHC. By using timing to confirm that the protons originated from the same vertex as the central system. QUARTIC's design uses an array of fused silica (quartz-like) bars aligned at an angle with respect to the beam. The protons pass through the bars and emit Cherenkov photons which are detected by a micro-channel plate photomultiplier tube at the end of the bars. In this work I present the results of the first stage of R&D efforts for the QUARTIC detector. Preliminary studies and results of simulations of several detector geometries are summarized. The experimental tools and analysis framework developed to allow testing of the first two prototypes in the Meson Test Beam Facility at Fermilab are described. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Brandt, Andrew en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Physics en_US
dc.title Quartic: An Ultra-fast Time-of-flight Counter en_US
dc.type M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Brandt, Andrew en_US Physics en_US Physics en_US University of Texas at Arlington en_US masters en_US M.S. en_US
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