PS14 Detectors and Data Handling
Time projection chambers (TPC) in heavy ion experiments
Bergen University College, Postboks 7030, 5020 Bergen,
2 University of Bergen, Allegaten 55, 5007 Bergen,
Accepted: 10 March 2004
Published online: 30 March 2004
In this paper the performance of TPCs in heavy ion experiments in terms of tracking and particle identification via dE/dx is reviewed. The principle of operation - drift, readout chambers and front end electronics, is illustrated. A few of the TPCs used are presented, along with a short description of the experiments.
© Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2004