Design and performance of a large microstrip gas tracker for HERMES

J. Blouw, J.F.J. van den Brand*, H.J. Bulten, M. Doets, F.G. Hartjes, T. Henkes, J.J. van Hunen, E. Kok, M. Kolstein, M.J. Kraan, F. Udo, J. Visser

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A vertex detector consisting of twelve microstrip gas counters with a total of 24 800 anode strips was constructed for the HERMES experiment at HERA. The active area of the detector equals 137 x 406 mm(2). It is equipped with a digital readout system. Here, we report on the design of the tracker and the performance during the 1995 running period at the HERMES experiment. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-243
Number of pages17
JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sept 1999
Externally publishedYes




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