TPC particle detector at SLAC

TPC particle detector at SLAC

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Caption: A view of the interior of the Time Projection Chamber (TPC) particle detector at at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in California. The TPC is a 2m long gas-filled cylinder, divided into two equal sections by a membrane held at high voltage. Charged particles traversing the chamber ionise the gas, releasing electrons which drift away from the membrane towards the ends of the chamber where they are recorded by wires arranged in 6 sectors. The photo shows the inside of the cylinder & the semi-transparent membrane dividing it in two. Counter-rotating beams of particles travel in the beam pipe that passes through the chamber; the particles collide & annihilate at its centre..

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