Optimization of particle tracking for experiment E683 at Fermi National Laboratory

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dc.contributor.advisor Thomas, Gerald P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hosack, Michael G. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:13Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:13Z
dc.date.created 1995 en_US
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1995 .H67 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185393
dc.description.abstract The subject of this thesis is the improvement of particle tracking through the identification and correction of small systematic errors in particle "hit" locations due to positioning of tracking detectors. These errors call be as large or larger than the statistical spatial resolution of tracking detectors themselves, and therefore must be corrected. The focus is on identification and correction of errors due to rotations and beam axis translations.An algorithm is developed for use with proportional wire chamber and drift chamber detectors in experiment E683 at the Wideband facility of Fermi National Laboratory. In this experiment, high energy (tens of GeV) particles, primarily mesons, were produced when photons with energies of 40-400 GeV struck a metal or liquid target.At the present time, the method and code developed for this thesis has not been applied to real data, although an analysis of its effectiveness as a function of detector resolution has been investigated with Monte-Carlo simulations.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Physics and Astronomy
dc.format.extent vii, 134 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Particle tracks (Nuclear physics) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Particles (Nuclear physics) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Particle accelerators. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Collisions (Nuclear physics) en_US
dc.title Optimization of particle tracking for experiment E683 at Fermi National Laboratory en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/941370 en_US

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