The CDF Central Outer Tracker

Kevin T. Pitts

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We describe the CDF Central Outer Tracker (COT), an open-cell drift chamber currently being constructed for the CDF detector to run at the upgraded Fermilab Tevatron collider. This detector will provide central tracking with excellent momentum resolution in the high-density environment of a hadron collider. It will be able to resolve 132ns beam crossings and provide tracking trigger information to the Level 1 trigger. The design is based upon the existing and successful CDF Central Tracking Chamber. The mechanical and electrical design and construction are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-235
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue number3 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Feb 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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