The SOUDAN 2 detector: The design and construction of the tracking calorimeter modules

W. W.M. Allison, G. J. Alner, I. Ambats, D. S. Ayres, L. J. Balka, G. D. Barr, W. L. Barrett, D. Benjamine, C. Bode, P. M. Border, C. B. Brooks, J. H. Cobb, D. J.A. Cockerill, K. Coover, R. J. Cotton, H. Courant, B. B. Dahlin, U. DasGupta, J. W. Dawson, D. M. DemuthV. W. Edwards, B. Ewen, T. H. Fields, C. Garcia-Garcia, H. M. Gallagher, R. H. Giles, G. L. Giller, M. C. Goodman, R. N. Gray, S. Heppelmann, N. Hill, J. H. Hoftiezer, D. J. Jankowski, K. Johns, T. Joyce, T. Kafka, S. M.S. Kasahara, L. M. Kirby-Gallagher, J. Kochocki, W. Leeson, P. J. Litchfield, N. P. Longley, F. V. Lopez, M. J. Lowe, W. A. Mann, M. L. Marshak, E. N. May, D. Maxam, L. McMaster, R. Milburn, W. H. Miller, C. P. Minor, N. Mondal, L. Mualem, A. Napier, E. M. Nelson, R. Nickson, W. Oliver, G. F. Pearce, D. H. Perkins, E. A. Peterson, L. E. Price, D. M. Roback, D. B. Rosen, K. Ruddick, B. Saitta, D. J. Schmid, J. Schlereth, J. Schneps, M. H. Schub, R. V. Seidlein, P. D. Shield, M. A. Shupe, S. Spear, A. Stassinakis, N. Sundaralingam, M. A. Thomson, J. L. Thron, V. Vassiliev, G. Villaume, S. P. Wakely, D. Wall, E. W.G. Wallis, L. Weems, S. J. Werkema, N. West, U. Wielgosz, C. A. Woods, S. Yarker

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SOUDAN 2 is a 960-ton tracking calorimeter which has been constructed to search for nucleon decay and other phenomena. The full detector consists of 224 calorimeter modules each weighing 4.3 tons. The design and construction of the modules are described. The modules consist of finely segmented iron instrumented with 1 m long drift tubes of 15 mm internal diameter. The tubes enable three spatial coordinates and dE/dx to be recorded for charged particles traversing the tubes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-48
Number of pages13
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 21 1996

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This work was undertaken with the support of the U.K. Particle Physics and Astronomy ResearchCouncil ( formerly the Science and Engineering Research Council). the U.S. Department of Energy, the State and University of Minnesota and the University of Oxford. We wish to thank the following for their invaluable help with the SOUDAN 2 experiment: the staffs of the collaborating laboratories; the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for allowing us to use the facilities of the Soudan Underground Mine State Park; the


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