Axial Field Spectrometer, AFS
1977 - 1982
Level of description
Extent of the unit of description
8 items, 4 boxes
Name of creator
Axial Field Spectrometer Collaboration
In April 1977, the Research Board approved experiment R807, using a new spectrometer at the Intersecting storage Rings (ISR). AFS spectrometer was used by Brookhaven-CERN-Coppenhague (NBI)-Lund-Pennsylvanie-Rutherford-Tel Aviv collaboration (R807) for the study of high tranverse momentum flow phenomena in proton-proton and proton-antiproton collisions and by Athen-Bonn-Brookhaven-CERN-Moscow collaboration (R808) for the study of Direct Photon Production.
See more information on:
- Performance of the AFS vertex detector at the CERN ISR. (TALK). By Brookhaven-CERN-Copenhagen-Lund-Rutherford-Tel Aviv Collaboration (O. Botner et al.). 1982. Published in Nucl.Instrum.Meth.196:315-318,1982
- The Axial Field Spectrometer at the CERN ISR. By Brookhaven-CERN-Copenhagen-Lund-Rutherford-Tel Aviv Collaboration (H. Gordon et al.). Apr 1981. Invited contribution to 1981 INS Int. Symp. on Nuclear Radiation Detectors, Tokyo, Japan, Mar 23-26, 1981. Published in Nucl.Instrum.Meth.196:303-313,1982 Also in Tokyo Detector Symp.1981:303 (or see above page in: Nucl.Instr.Meth.196,1982)
- Performance of the AFS vertex at the CERN ISR By D. Cockerill et al. 1981.Published in Phys.Scripta 23:649-654,1981
- Annual reports 1977
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Kesseler, Gerhard, in 1996
Scope and content
The AFS facility consisted of a central detector, a cylindrical drift chamber located in an axial magnetic field, enterely surrounded by a calorimeter using uranium-238 (depleted uranium) as the predominant conversion material.
This collection contains specifications for the scintillator, and for the copper absorber plates, tender forms, invoices, memoranda, price schedules, correspondance, and specifications of the uranium detector plates for experiment R807.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
Nothing was destroyed.
No further accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
The original order has been preserved.
Conditions governing access
See file level description and the CERN operational circular No 3: rules applicable to archival material and archiving at CERN.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright is retained by CERN, no reproduction without permission.
Language / scripts of material
Most of the material is written in English.
Listed to file level in the CERN Archive Database.
Description prepared by Sandrine Reyes
Geneva, the 2nd May 2005, Revised 2007