These pages compile information about several experiences in particle detectors made in the Electronics Lab of the Physics Department in La Plata University. Information is included about manufacturing of detectors, its characterization and mounting, as well as some basic physiscs experiments to demonstrate its behaviour. Needless to say that this site is under construction and it will remain this way for a long time. You can contact us at email@example.com.
- Manufacturing process
Free radical bulk polymerization of phosphor-doped styrene in glass molds.
- Characterization (In spanish)
Light yield, energy resolution, attenuation lenght and time response. Comparison against MINOS scintillators.
The muon telescope design
- First prototype
Built using MINOS scintillator bars and standard NIM electronics.
- Final version
Our design using custom made polystyrene scintillator paddles and electronics.
- Optical characterization
Tests run on scintillator paddles in order to describe their behaviour.
- Geometric characterization
An estimation of the muon flux detected by our equipment.
The muon flux experiments
The muon lifetime experiments
- Basic facts
- PART I: Building the BIG scintillator
A new massive plastic scintillator that increases decay rate.
- PART II: Mounting the detector
A single PMT attached to the new scintillator and light isolation.
- PART III: Experimental layoput
Operational principles of the experiment.
- PART IV: Configuration
Tuning of the instruments.
- PART V: The experiments
Different instrumental options.
The muon mass experiments
- Basic facts
- (NOT AVAILABLE YET)
Thin Gap Chambers
The study of TGC muon detectors was conducted in the context of CERNīs ATLAS experiment. The scintillator-based telescope was an important tool that aided in gas chambers characterization. More information on related work can be found in our TGC-UNLP blog (in spanish).