A facility for the test of large area muon chambers at high rates

  title={A facility for the test of large area muon chambers at high rates},
  author={Stefano Agosteo and Saverio Altieri and Giacomo Belli and Andrew P. Bonifas and Valentina Carabelli and L. Gatignon and Nigel Hessey and M. Maggi and J.-P. Peigneux and Hans Reithler and Marco Silari and P. Vitulo and Matthias Wegner}
Operation of large area muon detectors at the future Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be characterized by large sustained hit rates over the whole area, reaching the range of kHz/cm. We describe a dedicated test zone built at CERN to test the performance and the aging of the muon chambers currently under development. A radioactive source delivers photons causing the sustained rate of random hits, while a narrow beam of high energy muons is used to directly calibrate the detector performance. A… CONTINUE READING
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