Gas system upgrade for the BaBar IFR detector at SLAC

S. Foulkes, J. W. Gary, B. C. Shen, K. Wang, R. Boyce, R. Messner, P. Stiles, N. Sinev, H. R. Band

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A new gas distribution and monitoring system was installed as part of an upgrade of the forward endcap muon detection system (IFR) of the BaBar detector at SLAC. Over 300 gas circuits are controlled and monitored. The return gas flow is monitored by digital bubblers which use photo-gate electronics to count the bubbling rate. The rates are monitored in real time and recorded in a history database allowing studies of flow rate versus chamber performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)801-809
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Feb 11 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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