Measurement of electromagnetic shower position and size with a saturated avalanche tube hodoscope and a fine grained scintillation hodoscope
A hodoscope was constructed from 100 micron diameter wires and brass tubes (1.2 x 0.7 cu cm cross section) filled with a mixture of argon, ethane and ethyl alcohol. It was tested in the saturated avalanche mode in an SCG1-C electromagnetic shower detector to determine its properties for the measurement of the position and size of electromagnetic showers. Two of these tube hodoscopes were positioned 3.5 radiation lengths deep in the detector and the profiles of 1 to 25 GeV electromagnetic showers were measured. Simultaneous measurements were performed using a plane of twenty, 0.5 cm wide scintillation counters positioned immediately behind the gas tube hodoscope. In addition the transition between saturated avalanche and limited streamer modes was measured for the tube hodoscopes.
Presented at the Nucl. Sci. Symp
- Pub Date:
- January 1984
- Scintillation Counters;
- Instrumentation and Photography