Development of a time projection chamber for J-PARC hadron physics program

Shin Hyung Kim, Yudai Ichikawa, Hiroyuki Sako, Jung Keun Ahn

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A time projection chamber (HypTPC) has been newly developed for the various hadron physics experiments at J-PARC. The design of HypTPC was carefully considered to cope with the J-PARC high intensity beam. The triple-layered GEM has been adopted as a signal amplification and the gating grid plane for an ion backflow suppression. The octagonal drift volume is defined by the cathode plane and the field cage structure with the height of 55 cm. A target is located inside the drift volume in order to have a large acceptance. The GET (General Electronic System for TPCs) is utilized for the data acquisition. The HypTPC was first commissioned with 230 MeV proton beam at HIMAC. The obtained position resolution is 400-700 μm, which gives the expected resolution of 230-300 μm under a magnetic field of 1 T. We have confirmed the high rate capability of the TPC up to 1 MHz with a good suppression of the ion backflow under the gate operation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012023
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun 11
Event6th International Conference on Micro Pattern Gaseous Detectors, MPGD 2019 - La Rochelle, France
Duration: 2019 May 52019 May 10

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