Tests of a Roman Pot Prototype for the TOTEM Experiment

Mario Deile, Matti Järvinen, Matti Kalliokoski, Juha Kalliopuska, Leo Kari-Pekka Kurvinen, Rauno Lauhakangas, Fredrik Robert Oljemark, Risto Orava, Kenneth Österberg, Heimo Saarikko, Aleksi Soininen, TOTEM Collaboration

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The TOTEM collaboration has developed and tested the first prototype of its Roman Pots to be operated in the LHC. TOTEM Roman Pots contain stacks of 10 silicon detectors with strips oriented in two orthogonal directions. To measure proton scattering angles of a few microradians, the detectors will approach the beam centre to a distance of 10 sigma + 0.5 mm (= 1.3 mm). Dead space near the detector edge is minimised by using two novel "edgeless" detector technologies. The silicon detectors are used both for precise track reconstruction and for triggering. The first full-sized prototypes of both detector technologies as well as their read-out electronics have been developed, built and operated. The tests took place first in a fixed-target muon beam at CERN's SPS, and then in the proton beam-line of the SPS accelerator ring. We present the test beam results demonstrating the successful functionality of the system despite slight technical shortcomings to be improved in the near future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Particle Accelerator Conference, 2005. PAC 2005.
Number of pages3
Publication date2005
Pages1701 - 1703
Publication statusPublished - 2005
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings

Bibliographical note

3 pages, 8 figures, proceedings of PAC05, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA,
May 2005

Fields of Science

  • physics.ins-det
  • physics.acc-ph
  • 114 Physical sciences

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