Construction and assembly of the wire planes for the MicroBooNE Time Projection Chamber

R. Acciarri, C. Adams, J. Asaadi, J. Danaher, B. T. Fleming, R. Gardner, S. Gollapinni, R. Grosso, R. Guenette, B. R. Littlejohn, S. Lockwitz, J. L. Raaf, Mitchell Soderberg, J. St John, T. Strauss, A. M. Szelc, B. Yu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Abstract

In this paper we describe how the readout planes for the MicroBooNE Time Projection Chamber were constructed, assembled and installed. We present the individual wire preparation using semi-automatic winding machines and the assembly of wire carrier boards. The details of the wire installation on the detector frame and the tensioning of the wires are given. A strict quality assurance plan ensured the integrity of the readout planes. The different tests performed at all stages of construction and installation provided crucial information to achieve the successful realization of the MicroBooNE wire planes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberT03003
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 9 2017

Keywords

  • Neutrino detectors
  • Time projection chambers
  • Time projection Chambers (TPC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Mathematical Physics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Construction and assembly of the wire planes for the MicroBooNE Time Projection Chamber'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Acciarri, R., Adams, C., Asaadi, J., Danaher, J., Fleming, B. T., Gardner, R., Gollapinni, S., Grosso, R., Guenette, R., Littlejohn, B. R., Lockwitz, S., Raaf, J. L., Soderberg, M., John, J. S., Strauss, T., Szelc, A. M., & Yu, B. (2017). Construction and assembly of the wire planes for the MicroBooNE Time Projection Chamber. Journal of Instrumentation, 12(3), [T03003]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/12/03/T03003