Date of Award

2014

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Ahmidouch, Abdellah

Abstract

The quartz hodoscope, which is a major component of the trigger system in the Super High Momentum Spectrometer at Jefferson Lab, has been constructed, tested, and analyzed at North Carolina A&T State University. The SHMS spectrometer will play a major role in the 12- GeV physics program at Hall-C of Jefferson Lab. The hodoscope detector is comprised of twenty-one quartz bars, each connected to a pair of photomultiplier tubes. The detector uses Cherenkov radiation to allow for the clean and precise detection of high-energy particles and the suppression of background noise. The scientific motivation, hodoscope construction, and relevant results will be presented.

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