The SOUDAN 2 detector: The design and construction of the tracking calorimeter modules

W. W M Allison, G. J. Alner, I. Ambats, D. S. Ayres, L. J. Balka, G. D. Barr, W. L. Barrett, D. Benjamine, C. Bode, P. M. Border, C. B. Brooks, J. H. Cobb, D. J A Cockerill, K. Coover, R. J. Cotton, H. Courant, B. B. Dahlin, U. DasGupta, J. W. Dawson, D. M. DemuthV. W. Edwards, B. Ewen, T. H. Fields, C. Garcia-Garcia, H. M. Gallagher, R. H. Giles, G. L. Giller, M. C. Goodman, R. N. Gray, S. Heppelmann, N. Hill, J. H. Hoftiezer, D. J. Jankowski, Kenneth A Johns, T. Joyce, T. Kafka, S. M S Kasahara, L. M. Kirby-Gallagher, J. Kochocki, W. Leeson, P. J. Litchfield, N. P. Longley, F. V. Lopez, M. J. Lowe, W. A. Mann, M. L. Marshak, E. N. May, D. Maxam, L. McMaster, R. Milburn, W. H. Miller, C. P. Minor, N. Mondal, L. Mualem, A. Napier, E. M. Nelson, R. Nickson, W. Oliver, G. F. Pearce, D. H. Perkins, E. A. Peterson, L. E. Price, D. M. Roback, D. B. Rosen, K. Ruddick, B. Saitta, D. J. Schmid, J. Schlereth, J. Schneps, M. H. Schub, R. V. Seidlein, P. D. Shield, Michael A Shupe, S. Spear, A. Stassinakis, N. Sundaralingam, M. A. Thomson, J. L. Thron, V. Vassiliev, G. Villaume, S. P. Wakely, D. Wall, E. W G Wallis, L. Weems, S. J. Werkema, N. West, U. Wielgosz, C. A. Woods, S. Yarker

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SOUDAN 2 is a 960-ton tracking calorimeter which has been constructed to search for nucleon decay and other phenomena. The full detector consists of 224 calorimeter modules each weighing 4.3 tons. The design and construction of the modules are described. The modules consist of finely segmented iron instrumented with 1 m long drift tubes of 15 mm internal diameter. The tubes enable three spatial coordinates and dE/dx to be recorded for charged particles traversing the tubes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-48
Number of pages13
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 21 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Allison, W. W. M., Alner, G. J., Ambats, I., Ayres, D. S., Balka, L. J., Barr, G. D., Barrett, W. L., Benjamine, D., Bode, C., Border, P. M., Brooks, C. B., Cobb, J. H., Cockerill, D. J. A., Coover, K., Cotton, R. J., Courant, H., Dahlin, B. B., DasGupta, U., Dawson, J. W., ... Yarker, S. (1996). The SOUDAN 2 detector: The design and construction of the tracking calorimeter modules. Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A, 376(1), 36-48.