CDF Central Outer Tracker

T. Affolder, D. Allspach, D. Ambrose, J. Bialek, W. Bokhari, M. Brozovic, M. Binkley, K. Burkett, A. Byon-Wagner, F. Cogswell, N. Dressnandt, Z. Feng, M. Franklin, L. Galtieri, D. W. Gerdes, J. Greenwood, V. Guarino, J. Guimaraes Da Costa, R. Haggerty, C. HallJ. Heinrich, A. Holloway, T. Jacobi, K. Kephart, D. Khazins, Y. K. Kim, M. Kirby, W. Kononenko, A. V. Kotwal, J. Kraus, T. M. Liss, N. Lockyer, R. Madrak, T. Miao, A. Mukherjee, C. Neu, M. Newcomer, J. M. Niczyporuk, L. Nodulman, W. Orejudous, T. J. Phillips, K. T. Pitts, W. Reigler, R. Richards, C. Rivetta, W. J. Robertson, R. Roser, L. Sadler, R. Sandberg, S. Sansone, R. Schmitt, K. Schultz, D. Shuman, R. Silva, P. Singh, R. Snihur, P. Tamburello, J. Taylor, R. Thurman-Keup, D. Tousignant, F. Ukegawa, R. Van Berg, G. Veramendi, T. Vickey, J. Wacker, R. L. Wagner, R. Weidenbach, W. C. Wester, H. H. Williams, P. Wilson, P. Wittich, A. Yagil, I. Yu, S. Yu, J. C. Yun

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The Central Outer Tracker is a large cylindrical drift chamber constructed to replace Collider Detector at Fermilab's original central drift chamber for the higher luminosity expected for Run 2 at the Fermilab Tevatron. The chamber's drift properties are described in the context of meeting the operating requirements for Run 2. The design and construction of the chamber, the front-end readout electronics, and the high-voltage system are described in detail. Wire aging considerations are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-299
Number of pages51
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004



  • CDF
  • Central
  • Chamber
  • Drift
  • Outer
  • Tracker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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Affolder, T., Allspach, D., Ambrose, D., Bialek, J., Bokhari, W., Brozovic, M., Binkley, M., Burkett, K., Byon-Wagner, A., Cogswell, F., Dressnandt, N., Feng, Z., Franklin, M., Galtieri, L., Gerdes, D. W., Greenwood, J., Guarino, V., Guimaraes Da Costa, J., Haggerty, R., ... Yun, J. C. (2004). CDF Central Outer Tracker. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 526(3), 249-299.