Technical Design Report for the Upgrade of the ALICE Time Projection Chamber

B. Abelev, B. Chang, D.J. Kim, J. Kral, Christian Lippmann, A. Mooreale, E.H.O. Pohjoisaho, J. Rak, S.S. Räsänen, W.H. Trzaska, M. Vargyas, J. Viinikainen, The ALICE Collaboration, Francisco Ignacio Garcia Fuentes, TPC upgrade collaboration

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An interaction rate of 50 kHz is expected for the Pb-Pb periods after the luminosity upgrade of the LHC during LS2, and the ALICE upgrade plans foresee to operate the experiment at these interaction rates. For this purpose, the MWPC-based TPC readout chambers will be replaced by Gas Electron Multipliers (GEMs), allowing a continuous readout of the TPC. The details of this upgrade are described in this Technical Design Report.
Original languageEnglish
EditionCERN-LHCC-2013-020, ALICE-TDR-016
Number of pages176
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2014
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

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