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Pisa_tracker_abstract.txt

Heidt, Christopher, 24 February 2012 10:09

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The Tracker Systems for the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment
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The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) will be the first experiment to demonstrate muon
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ionization cooling in the momentum range of 140 MeV/c < p? < 240 MeV/c. The experiment is a single-
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particle experiment where the input and output beam emittances are made from an ensemble of
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selected single-muon candidates. The two fiber trackers in a solenoidal field of 4T (one before and
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one after the cooling channel) measure the muon 4-momenta and provide the basic information for
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determining the emittances. This paper gives a brief overview of MICE and then describes the details
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of the fiber tracker assemblies, their unique construction technique (which for the first time used 350
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?m diameter scintillating fiber), the readout electronics and performance with respect to light yield,
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hit resolution and tracking efficiency as measured in a recent cosmic-ray test of the two final tracker
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systems.