Electron identification using a synchrotron radiation detector

J. S. Dworkin, P. T. Cox, E. C. Dukes, O. E. Overseth, R. Handler, R. Grobel, A. Jaske, B. Lundberg, G. Ott, L. Pondrom, M. Sheaff, C. Wilkinson, Ken Heller, A. Beretvas, L. Deck, T. Devlin, K. B. Luk, R. Rameika

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Abstract

A xenon filled multiwire proportional chamber was used to detect synchrotron radiation from high energy electrons traversing the field of a standard spectrometer magnet. Signals from the chamber were used to achieve an electron trigger with a pion rejection of ∼ 17 and an average electron detection efficiency of 81%. Off-line analysis of the chamber signals increased the pion rejection to 59 with an electron efficiency of 77%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)412-419
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Volume247
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation . One of us (K .H .) would like to thank the University of Utah where some of this paper was written.

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