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Proposal to upgrade the MIPP experiment

Isenhower, D. (Abilene Christian U.) ; Sadler, M. (Abilene Christian U.) ; Towell, R. (Abilene Christian U.) ; Watson, S. (Abilene Christian U.) ; Peterson, R.J. (Colorado U.) ; Baker, W. (Fermilab) ; Carey, David C. (Fermilab) ; Christian, D. (Fermilab) ; Demarteau, Marcel (Fermilab) ; Jensen, D. (Fermilab) ; Johnstone, C. (Fermilab) ; Meyer, H. (Fermilab) ; Raja, Rajendran (Fermilab) ; Ronzhin, A. (Fermilab) ; Solomey, Nickolas (Fermilab) ; Wester, William Carl, III (Fermilab) ; Gutbrod, H. (Darmstadt, GSI) ; Peters, K. (Darmstadt, GSI) ; Feldman, G. (Harvard U.) ; Torun, Yagmur (IIT, Chicago) ; Messier, Mark D. (Indiana U.) ; Paley, J. (Indiana U.) ; Akgun, U. (Iowa U.) ; Aydin, G. (Iowa U.) ; Duru, F. (Iowa U.) ; Gulmez, Erhan (Iowa U.) ; Gunaydin, Y. (Iowa U.) ; Onel, Y. (Iowa U.) ; Penzo, A. (Iowa U.) ; Avdeichikov, V. (Dubna, JINR) ; Leitner, R. (Dubna, JINR) ; Manjavidze, J. (Dubna, JINR) ; Nikitin, V. (Dubna, JINR) ; Rufanov, I. (Dubna, JINR) ; Sissakian, A. (Dubna, JINR) ; Topuria, T. (Dubna, JINR) ; Manley, D.M. (Kent State U.) ; Lohner, H. (Groningen, KVI) ; Messchendorp, J. (Groningen, KVI) ; Gustafson, H.Richard (Michigan U.) ; Longo, Michael J. (Michigan U.) ; Nigmanov, T. (Michigan U.) ; Rajaram, Durgaprasad (Michigan U.) ; Kruglov, S.P. (St. Petersburg, INP) ; Lopatin, I.V. (St. Petersburg, INP) ; Kozlenko, N.G. (St. Petersburg, INP) ; Kulbardis, A.A. (St. Petersburg, INP) ; Nowinsky, D.V. (St. Petersburg, INP) ; Radkov, A.K. (St. Petersburg, INP) ; Sumachev, V.V. (St. Petersburg, INP) ; Bujak, A. (Purdue U.) ; Gutay, L. (Purdue U.) ; Godley, A. (South Carolina U.) ; Mishra, S.R. (South Carolina U.) ; Rosenfeld, Carl (South Carolina U.) ; Dukes, E.Craig. (Virginia U.) ; Materniak, C. (Virginia U.) ; Nelson, K. (Virginia U.) ; Norman, Andrew John (Virginia U.) ; Desiati, Paolo (Wisconsin U., Madison) ; Halzen, Francis L. (Wisconsin U., Madison) ; Montaruli, T. (Wisconsin U., Madison)

Pages: 93

Abstract: The upgraded MIPP physics results are needed for the support of NuMI projects, atmospheric cosmic ray and neutrino programs worldwide and will permit a systematic study of non-perturbative QCD interctions. The MIPP TPC is the largest contributor to the MIPP event size by far. Its readout system and electronics were designed in the 1990's and limit it to a readout rate of 60 Hz in simple events and ~20 Hz in complicated events. With the readout chips designed for the ALICE collaboration at the LHC, we propose a low cost scheme of upgrading the MIPP data acquisition speed to 3000 Hz. This will also enable us to measure the medium energy numi target to be used for the NOvA/MINERvA experiments. We outline the capabilities of the upgraded MIPP detector to obtain high statistics particle production data on a number of nuclei that will help towards the understanding and simulation of hadronic showers in matter. Measurements of nitrogen cross sections will permit a better understanding of cosmic ray shower systematics in the atmosphere. In addition, we explore the possibilities of providing tagged neutral beams using the MIPP spectrometer that may be crucial for validating the Particle Flow Algorithm proposed for calorimeters for the International Linear Collider detectors. Lastly, we outline the physics potential of such a detector in understanding non-perturbative QCD processes.

Web-Page: http://lss.fnal.gov/cgi-bin/find_paper.pl?proposal-0960; http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/product.biblio.jsp?osti_id=900842

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