Development of a thin-wall straw-tube tracker for comet experiment

Kazuki Ueno, Peter Evtoukhovitch, Yuki Fujii, Eitaro Hamada, Satoshi Mihara, Anatoly Moiseenko, Hajime Nishiguchi, Kou Oishi, Takashi Saito, Alexander Samartsev, Junji Tojo, Zviadi Tsamalaidze, Nikolozi Tsverava

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The COMET experiment at J-PARC aims to search for the charged lepton flavor violating process of neutrinoless muon to electron conversion with an improvement of a sensitivity by a factor of 10000 to the current limit, in order to explore the parameter region predicted by most of well-motivated theoretical models beyond the Standard Model. When the muon to electron conversion occurs, almost all the energy of the muon mass is carried out by the electron which is expected to have the monochromatic energy of about 105 MeV. The experiment requires to detect such electron with an excellent momentum resolution, better than 200 keV/c, in order to achieve the goal sensitivity. Thus the very light material detector which is operational in vacuum is indispensable. On the basis of the requirement, we have developed the thin-wall straw-tube tracker which is operational in the vacuum and constructed by the extremely light material. The prototype straw-tube tracker has been developed, which consists of 9.8 mm diameter tube, longer than 1 m length, with 20 µm thickness Mylar foil and 70 nm aluminum deposition, and its performance evaluation using radioactive source, cosmic ray, and electron beam has been performed. In this paper, we introduce the straw-tube tracker and report the current status of the performance evaluation for the prototype tracker.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Science
Subtitle of host publicationThe European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics
PublisherSissa Medialab, SRL
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics 2017 - Palazzo del Cinema and Palazzo del Casinò, Venice, Italy
Duration: 5 Jul 201712 Jul 2017

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NameProceedings of Science
PublisherSissa Medialab srl
ISSN (Print)1824-8039


ConferenceEuropean Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics 2017
Abbreviated titleEPS-HEP 2017
OtherThe European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS-HEP) is one of the major international conferences that review the field. It takes place every other year since 1971. It is organized by the High Energy and Particle Physics Division of the European Physical Society. The latest conferences in this series were held in Vienna, Stockholm, Grenoble, Krakow, Manchester, Lisbon and Aachen.
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