Sealed drift tube cosmic ray veto counters

R. Rios, E. Tatar, J. D. Bacon, T. J. Bowles, R. Hill, J. A. Green, G. E. Hogan, T. M. Ito, M. Makela, C. L. Morris, R. Mortenson, F. E. Pasukanics, J. Ramsey, A. Saunders, S. J. Seestrom, W. E. Sondheim, W. Teasdale, M. Saltus, H. O. Back, C. R. CottrellA. T. Holley, R. W. Pattie, A. R. Young, L. J. Broussard, B. W. Filippone, K. P. Hickerson, J. Liu, M. P. Mendenhall, B. Plaster, R. R. Mammei, M. L. Pitt, R. B. Vogelaar, J. W. Martin

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Abstract

We describe a simple drift tube counter that has been used as a cosmic ray veto for the UCNA experiment, a first-ever measurement of the neutron beta-asymmetry using ultra-cold neutrons. These detectors provide an inexpensive alternative to more conventional scintillation detectors for large area cosmic ray anticoincidence detectors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume637
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011

Keywords

  • Anticoincidence detector
  • Drift tube
  • Muon detector
  • Ultra-cold neutrons
  • Veto detector
  • cosmic rays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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