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# 24. PARTICLE DETECTORS - Particle Data Group

24. PARTICLE DETECTORS - Particle Data Group

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30 24. Particle detectors E/M (kJ/kg) 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 ATLAS 6 5 4 3 2 1 ZEUS CDF TOPAZ D0/ CLEO II BaBar VENUS ALEPH H1 DELPHI CMS 0 5 10 20 50 100 200 500 1000 2000 5000 Stored energy (MJ) Figure 24.12: Ratio of stored energy to cold mass for existing thin detector solenoids. Solenoids in decommissioned detectors are indicated by open circles. Solenoids for detectors under construction are indicated by grey circles. 24.11. Measurement of particle momenta in a uniform magnetic field [98,99] The trajectory of a particle with momentum p (in GeV/c) and charge ze in a constant magnetic field −→ B is a helix, with radius of curvature R and pitch angle λ. The radius of curvature and momentum component perpendicular to −→ B are related by p cos λ =0.3zBR , (24.38) where B is in tesla and R is in meters. The distribution of measurements of the curvature k ≡ 1/R is approximately Gaussian. The curvature error for a large number of uniformly spaced measurements on the trajectory of a charged particle in a uniform magnetic field can be approximated by (δk) 2 =(δk res ) 2 +(δk ms ) 2 , (24.39) where δk = curvature error δk res = curvature error due to finite measurement resolution δk ms = curvature error due to multiple scattering. November 26, 2001 09:18

24. Particle detectors 31 If many (≥ 10) uniformly spaced position measurements are made along a trajectory in a uniform medium, δk res = ɛ √ 720 L ′2 N +4 , (24.40) where N = number of points measured along track L ′ = the projected length of the track onto the bending plane ɛ = measurement error for each point, perpendicular to the trajectory. If a vertex constraint is applied at the origin of the track, the coefficient under the radical becomes 320. For arbitrary spacing of coordinates s i measured along the projected trajectory and with variable measurement errors ɛ i the curvature error δk res is calculated from: (δk res ) 2 = 4 w V ss V ss V s 2 s 2 − (V ss 2) 2 , (24.41) where V are covariances defined as V s m s n = 〈sm s n 〉−〈s m 〉〈s n 〉 with 〈s m 〉 = w −1 ∑ (s i m /ɛ i 2 )andw= ∑ ɛ i −2 . The contribution due to multiple Coulomb scattering is approximately √ δk ms ≈ (0.016)(GeV/c)z L Lpβ cos 2 , (24.42) λ X 0 where p = momentum (GeV/c) z = charge of incident particle in units of e L = the total track length X 0 = radiation length of the scattering medium (in units of length; the X 0 defined elsewhere must be multiplied by density) β = the kinematic variable v/c. More accurate approximations for multiple scattering may be found in the section on Passage of Particles Through Matter (Sec. 23 of this Review). The contribution to the curvature error is given approximately by δk ms ≈ 8s rms plane /L2 ,wheres rms plane is defined there. References: 1. Experimental Techniques in High Energy Physics, T. Ferbel (ed.) (Addison-Wesley, Menlo Park, CA, 1987). 2. J.B. Birks, The Theory and Practice of Scintillation Counting (Pergamon, London, 1964). 3. D. Clark, Nucl. Instrum. Methods 117, 295 (1974). 4. J.B. Birks, Proc. Phys. Soc. A64, 874 (1951). 5. B. Bengston and M. Moszynski, Nucl. Instrum. Methods 117, 227 (1974); November 26, 2001 09:18

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