B V K Potukuchi
Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics
Volume 60 Issue 5 May 2003 pp 1023-1027
M M Aggarwal S K Badyal V S Bhatia S Chattopadhyay A K Dubey M R Dutta Majumdar M S Ganti A Kumar T K Nayak S Mahajan D P Mahapatra L K Mangotra B Mohanty S Pal S C Phatak B V K Potukuchi R Raniwala S Raniwala N KRao R N Singaraju Bikash Sinha M D Trivedi R J Veenhof Y P Viyogi
A novel gas-based detector using large arrays of honeycomb cells has been developed and tested for use as a pre-shower photon multiplicity detector (PMD) for STAR and ALICE experiments. The appropriate cell design was arrived at using GARFIELD simulations. Prototype chambers with cell dimensions corresponding to STAR and ALICE were fabricated and tested at CERN PS and SPS. The charged particle detection efficiency and the pre-shower characteristics have been studied using pion and electron beams.
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