Scientific article

Experience with the L3 vertex drift chamber at LEP

Publication date2003

The vertex drift chamber of the L3 Experiment at LEP, based on the time expansion principle, was in operation from the start-up of LEP in 1989 until the shutdown of LEP in 2000. The gas mixture used was 80% CO2 and 20% i-C4H10 at a pressure of . We present the design of the chamber, the infrastructure and the performance during the 11 years of operation. The total radiation received on the anode wires was ~10-4 C/cm. No degradation of the anode pulse amplitude, wire efficiencies and resolution was observed for the whole running period.

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ANDERHUB, H. et al. Experience with the L3 vertex drift chamber at LEP. In: Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research. Section A, Accelerators, spectrometers, detectors and associated equipment, 2003, vol. 515, n° 1-2, p. 31–36. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2003.08.126
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