The active detectors of the ALEPH hadron calorimeter at LEP consist of plastic streamer tubes developed in Frascati. The standard gas mixture for the operation of such devices is argon-isobutane ( 30 70). However, in underground experiments, for safety reasons, one has to reduce the hydrocarbon content. Therefore a study of the behaviour of streamer tubes operated with a Ar/CO2/n-pentane mixture has been performed. The influence of gas composition on efficiency, charge distribution and stability of operation has been investigated, and the results of these tests are presented.

Operation of limited streamer tubes with the gas mixture Ar + CO2 + n-pentane

Iaselli, G.;Maggi, G.;
1988-01-01

Abstract

The active detectors of the ALEPH hadron calorimeter at LEP consist of plastic streamer tubes developed in Frascati. The standard gas mixture for the operation of such devices is argon-isobutane ( 30 70). However, in underground experiments, for safety reasons, one has to reduce the hydrocarbon content. Therefore a study of the behaviour of streamer tubes operated with a Ar/CO2/n-pentane mixture has been performed. The influence of gas composition on efficiency, charge distribution and stability of operation has been investigated, and the results of these tests are presented.
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