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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