May 24 – 28, 2021
America/Vancouver timezone

A Compact TPC for the sPHENIX Experiment

May 26, 2021, 6:42 AM
Parallel session talk Sensors: Gaseous Detectors Sensors: Gaseous Detectors


Henry Klest (Stony Brook University)


The sPHENIX detector to be installed at RHIC in 2022 is designed to precisely measure jets, jet correlations, and dilepton pairs in heavy-ion collisions. With these measurements in mind, sPHENIX will employ a compact TPC covering 20cm < r < 78 cm and |𝜂| < 1.1 as the central tracker. Utilizing an optimized Ne-CF4 gas mixture, zigzag readout pads, a 1.4T solenoid, and a modified SAMPA chip for streaming readout, the TPC will provide a position resolution sufficient for measuring target observables in a high event rate environment. The sPHENIX TPC, with some modifications, could be a mid-rapidity tracking component in a day-one Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) detector. The design of the TPC will be discussed, as well as test beam data and applicability to the EIC.

TIPP2020 abstract resubmission? Yes, this would have been presented at TIPP2020.

Primary author

Henry Klest (Stony Brook University)


Dr Thomas Hemmick (Stony Brook University) Dr Klaus Dehmelt (Stony Brook University) Dr Prakhar Garg (Stony Brook University) Dr Ross Corliss (Stony Brook University)

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