Commissioning of the ALICE Time Projection Chamber

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The TPC is the central detector of the CERN-LHC experiment ALICE. It is the largest TPC ever built with a gas volume of ~90 m and 557568 readout channels. The LHC is scheduled to commence operation in 2007 with pp-collisions. Before installation underground inside the ALICE L3 magnet, the TPC including its auxiliary systems and services, i.e., gas system… (More)

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