Construction on vacuum-compatible straw tracker for COMET Phase-I

H. Nishiguchi, P. Evtoukhovitch, Y. Fujii, E. Hamada, N. Kamei, S. Mihara, A. Moiseenko, K. Noguchi, K. Oishi, J. Suzuki, J. Tojo, Z. Tsamalaidze, N. Tsverava, K. Ueno, A. Volkov

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The COMET experiment at J-PARC aims to search for a lepton-flavour violating process of muon to electron conversion in a muonic atom, μ-e conversion, with a branching-ratio sensitivity of better than 10−16, 4 orders of magnitude better than the present limit, in order to explore the parameter region predicted by most of well-motivated theoretical models beyond the Standard Model. The need for such an excellent sensitivity places several stringent requirements on the detector; (i) good momentum resolution, <2%, for 100 MeV/c electron, which is primarily limited by multiple scattering effect for this momentum region, and (ii) high rate capability, up to 5×109μ/s muon beam by J-PARC. In order fulfil such requirements, we decided to develop the straw-base planar tracker which is operational in vacuum and made of an extremely light material. The COMET straw tracker consists of 10 mm diameter straw tube, longer than 1 m length, with 20μm-thick Mylar foil and 70 nm-thick aluminium cathode. Recently, two big milestones, detector-performance verification by the full-scale prototype with 100 MeV/c electron beam, and start the assembly of final straw tracker for COMET Phase-I, were achieved. In this article, details of these two big milestones are provided. In addition, some prospects on the straw tracker development towards the COMET Phase-II are also given.

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muons
Vacuum
momentum
Mylar (trademark)
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vacuum
sensitivity
detectors
leptons
foils
electrons
assembly
cathodes
prototypes
electron beams
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aluminum
Momentum
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Construction on vacuum-compatible straw tracker for COMET Phase-I. / Nishiguchi, H.; Evtoukhovitch, P.; Fujii, Y.; Hamada, E.; Kamei, N.; Mihara, S.; Moiseenko, A.; Noguchi, K.; Oishi, K.; Suzuki, J.; Tojo, J.; Tsamalaidze, Z.; Tsverava, N.; Ueno, K.; Volkov, A.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 01.01.2019.

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Nishiguchi, H, Evtoukhovitch, P, Fujii, Y, Hamada, E, Kamei, N, Mihara, S, Moiseenko, A, Noguchi, K, Oishi, K, Suzuki, J, Tojo, J, Tsamalaidze, Z, Tsverava, N, Ueno, K & Volkov, A 2019, 'Construction on vacuum-compatible straw tracker for COMET Phase-I', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2019.162800
Nishiguchi, H. ; Evtoukhovitch, P. ; Fujii, Y. ; Hamada, E. ; Kamei, N. ; Mihara, S. ; Moiseenko, A. ; Noguchi, K. ; Oishi, K. ; Suzuki, J. ; Tojo, J. ; Tsamalaidze, Z. ; Tsverava, N. ; Ueno, K. ; Volkov, A. / Construction on vacuum-compatible straw tracker for COMET Phase-I. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 2019.
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