Jul 6 – 13, 2022
Bologna, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Time projection chamber technology with 266nm UV laser track for the circular e+e- collider

Jul 8, 2022, 11:15 AM
Room 4 (Rossa)

Room 4 (Rossa)

Parallel Talk Detectors for Future Facilities, R&D, novel techniques Detectors for Future Facilities, R&D, novel techniques


Huirong Qi (IHEP)


The Circular Electron Positron Collider (CEPC) has been proposed as a Higgs/Z factory in China. The baseline design of a detector concept consists of a tracking system, which is a high precision (about 100 $\mu$m) large volume Time Projection Chamber as the main track device. The tracking system has high precision performance requirements, but without power-pulsing, which leads to additional constraints on detector specifications, especially for the case of the machine operating at Z-pole (91 GeV) with higher luminosity. The CEPC TPC requires longitudinal (z) time resolution of about 100 ns and the physics goals require dE/dx resolution of very good particle identification separation with cluster counting to be considered. A number of tasks are still remaining regarding the TPC research. Such tasks include the full simulations of the TPC performance in this background environment, further design of the low power consumption readout electronics, UV laser calibration methods and cooling options.
In this talk, a Nd:YAG Ultraviolet laser with a wave length of 266 nm has been used to study the TPC prototype for the future circular e$^+$e$^-$ collider at Institute of High Energy Physics, CAS (IHEP). A smaller prototype TPC has been setup with a drift length of 500 mm. UV laser is coupled directly via mirrors into the setup and not via a fiber. To keep the laser tracks stable, the setup has to be stabilized against vibrations. It is placed on an anti-vibration pneumatic optical platform, where a central spring, a pendulum bar and an auto inflation system damp any vibration down to amplitudes of less than 1$\mu$m. The TPC detector, gaseous chamber, high voltage field-cage, FEE electronics and DAQ with 1280 channels readouts have been developed and measured at IHEP. Some update results of the commission with the low power consumption FEE ASIC readout (<5$mW/ch$), the spatial resolution (<100$\mu$m@$\sigma_x$), the gain, the laser track reconstruction and $dE/dx$ the will be reported.

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Primary authors

Dr Hongliang Dai (Institute of High Energy Physics, CAS) Huirong Qi (IHEP) Mrs Jian Zhang (Institute of High Energy Physics, CAS) Ms Liwen Yu (Institute of High Energy Physics, CAS) Mr Xin She (Institute of High Energy Physics, CAS) Dr Yue Chang (Institute of High Energy Physics, CAS) Dr Zhiyang Yuan (Institute of High Energy Physics, CAS)

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