Tracking with straw tubes in the PANDA experiment

M. Bragadireanu, D. Pietreanu, M. E. Vasile, M. Idzik, D. Przyborowski, P. Kulessa, K. Pysz, J. Biernat, S. Jowzaee, G. Korcyl, M. Pałka, P. Salabura, J. Smyrski, D. Bettoni, E. Fioravanti, I. Garzia, M. Savriè, P. Gianotti, V. Lucherini, E. PaceM. Mertens, H. Ohm, S. Orfanitski, J. Ritman, V. Serdyuk, P. Wintz, S. Dobbs, A. Tomaradze, G. L. Boca, S. Costanza, P. Genova, L. Lavezzi, P. Montagna, A. Rotondi, S. Spataro

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The PANDA spectrometer will be built at the FAIR facility at Darmstadt (Germany) to perform accurate tests of the strong interaction through ̄pp and ̄pA annihilation studies. The charged particle tracking at PANDA will be done using both solid state and gaseous detectors. Among the latter, two straw tube detector systems will be built [1]. The cylindrical, central straw tube tracker features a high spatial and momentum resolution for a wide range of particle momenta from about 8 GeV/c down to a few 100 MeV/c, together with particle identification in the momentum region below about 1 GeV/c by measuring the specific energy-loss. A new technique, based on self-supporting straw double layers with intrinsic wire tension developed for the COSY-TOF straw tracker [2], has been adopted for the PANDA trackers. The development of the readout electronics for the straw tubes is ongoing. Prototypes have been produced and used to instrument straw tube modules that have been tested with cosmic rays and proton beams. Design issues of the PANDA straw tubes, together with the results of the prototype tests are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number11007
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
StatePublished - 2014
Event2013 International Nuclear Physics Conference, INPC 2013 - Firenze, Italy
Duration: Jun 2 2013Jun 7 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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