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Electron identification beyond 1 GeV by means of transition radiation

Authors
Journal
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research
0167-5087
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
217
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0167-5087(83)90143-6
Disciplines
  • Physics

Abstract

Abstract We report on measurements with different configurations of transition radiation detectors, performed with electrons in the energy range between 0.75 GeV and 6 GeV. The radiator materials were foils of polyethylene or fibres of polypropylene or carbon. The multiwire proportional chambers for photon detection were operated with krypton, xenon or a mixture of xenon and argon. It is shown, that a very effective particle discrimination can be obtained from a rather simple detector configuration of moderate thickness, low weight and low cost. The method of charge integration is compared to the cluster counting technique.

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