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MUID Shielding Status. Vince Cianciolo Muon Meeting Santa Fe, June 16 th , 2003. The Problem. Throughout the run (especially at the beginning of fills) the MUID suffered from high current draw and high trigger rates. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<ul><li><p>MUID Shielding StatusVince CiancioloMuon MeetingSanta Fe, June 16th, 2003</p></li><li><p>The ProblemThroughout the run (especially at the beginning of fills) the MUID suffered from high current draw and high trigger rates.I will argue that the primary culprits are particles scraping somewhere along the ring, falling out of orbit, and showering in the beampipe upstream of the MUID.</p></li><li><p>High CurrentsCurrent monitor when backgrounds were particularly bad.Trend-spotting is not trivial because beam conditions changed by orders of magnitude:IntensitySteeringCollimationAlso problems on our end which distort patterns:Some chains have individual tubes w/ high current draw.A relatively small number of chains had trouble @ 4300V, even w/o beam will be worked on this summer.Nevertheless, some general patterns can be seen:Upper panels worse than lower panels.Currents increase w/ depth.Horizontal/Vertical tube trends are somewhat different for upper and lower panels</p></li><li><p>Why are High Currents a Problem (A)?Indicate significantly higher hit-rate than expected.In fact, we looked at the hit rate/current correlation with a run of clock triggers.Essentially held a gate open for 500K events * 200 ns = 1/10th of a second and counted hits.Rates were 100s of kHz per channel (!) and correlated well with the current draw.Putting the background rates into perspective:The average hit MUID hit rate for MB pp events is 1 hit/arm, and this has a significant contribution from background hits.Making the worst-case assumption that this rate was entirely due to collisions at the highest luminosity expected (20 MHz MB pp collisions) we would see an average rate of 7 kHz/tube. AuAu hit rates at 40 x design luminosity are similar.This leads to worries about premature aging of the Iarocci tubes.We will study this over the summer and implement a bubbler that will be capable of introducing trace amounts of isopropanol and water, which has been shown to eliminate and even reverse aging in similar detectors with similar operational gas.</p></li><li><p>Why are High Currents a Problem (B)?The HV circuit delivers voltage via 400M current-limiting resistors on each Iarocci tube.Therefore 0.5A/tube corresponds to a 200V reduction in the effective voltage and reduces the efficiency in a time-dependent manner.</p></li><li><p>Why Is That $^&amp;$&amp; Resistor 400 M?Resistance value was chosen to allow operation of an HV chain even with four tubes broken on the chain. This assures us of 95% efficiency after 10 years of non-serviceable operation assuming 1%/year tube death rate. 400 M results from this allowance for four broken tubes and two other pieces of information we had at the time:100 mA maximum5000V operation.As it turns out, we can get 200mA out of the supplies and the tubes have not had nearly the expected mortality, so that a resistance of 100 M would have been acceptable.This is not an order of magnitude.The resistors cant be changed. </p><p>Sheet1</p><p>Probability for a chain to be enabled (assume 1% failure rate per year)</p><p>Maximum number of broken wires</p><p>Year01234</p><p>10.820.981.001.001.00</p><p>20.670.940.991.001.00</p><p>30.540.880.981.001.00</p><p>40.440.810.960.991.00</p><p>50.360.740.920.981.00</p><p>60.290.660.890.970.99</p><p>70.230.590.840.950.99</p><p>80.190.520.790.930.98</p><p>90.150.450.730.900.97</p><p>100.120.390.680.870.96</p><p>Sheet2</p><p>Rlimit (Giga-Ohm) is given by Nmax/( Imax / Vop - 1), where:</p><p>Rlimit is the value of the current limiting resistor,</p><p>Nmax is the maximum number of broken wires that an HV supply can maintain,</p><p>Imax is the HV supply maximum current (uA) out of the HV supply,</p><p>Vop is the operating voltage (kV),</p><p>And the -1 is from the 1 Giga-ohm bleeder resistor.</p><p>Want to be able to maintain 95% efficiency after 10-years, so we need to allow for 4 broken wires. With our data at the time of panel construction (Vop = 5000, Imax = 100 uA) Rlimit was 250uA and we went with 400 uA to allow some margin of error on the su</p><p>With current data (tube mortality better than 1%/year, Vop = 4300, Imax=200uA) we could have used 75-100 uA, which would have mitigated the problem somewhat, but the resistors can't be changed.</p><p>Also, note that the currents with cosmic rays are negligible and the expected tube hit rate, even at the highest luminosities of RHIC-2 are only an order of magnitude more than the cosmic-ray rate (and two orders of magnitude lower than what we have obser</p><p>Sheet3</p></li><li><p>High Trigger RatesThe MUID trigger rates greatly exceed the MB trigger rate.For pp, we expect the rate to be below the MB rate by ~x500.We are forced to require coincidence w/ MB trigger.Loss in acceptance (if we can get a decent offline vertex with the MVD).Loss in systematic check of the MUID trigger efficiency (looking at unconditioned MUID triggers for BBC-scaled trigger events).W/ the MB trigger in coincidence our trigger is dominated with accidental coincidences and we are still forced to scale down and/or lose acceptance with more selective (e.g., Deep-Deep) triggers.</p></li><li><p>How to Study/Combat the Problem?Install some test shielding</p><p>Qualitative observation was that the shielding (~2-feet Fe equivalent heavy concrete) dsitributed the currents in gap-4 and greatly reduced currents in gap-3.Difficult to quantify effectsRapid, massive changes in beam conditionsInability to perform systematic studies in which shielding parameters (e.g., positions, thickness, composition) were changed.Provide feedback to MCRScintillators, current monitorsWe learned when it was safe to turn chambers on and start a muon-in run.MCR learned to tune and collimate to take our needs into account.Clock triggersStudy hit rate vs. currentLook for component that penetrates partially, but not enough to fire trigger.Imaging sourceDetermine whether there is a component which we will be unable to shield against.</p></li><li><p>The Problem* is Beam-ScrapeIts not collisions:The MUID trigger rates are far higher than the BBC rates.The backgrounds are present with only one beam (the beam entering from behind the MUID).Its not beam-gas:The backgrounds change by orders of magnitude when the beams are steered and/or collimated.The backgrounds can be minimal prior to bringing the beams into collision.Weve seen that we are very sensitive to beam-scrape byproducts:The presence of the polarizer targets more than -way around the ring increases trigger rates by orders of magnitude.Evidence of beams scraping quad triplets:BRAHMS dosimeter studies.MCR expectations.Activation-component (Fe) seen by scintillators.* primarily, at least</p></li><li><p>Collimator PositionsYellow collimators reduce scintillator backgrounds.They can come in farther, and it would help - PHENIXBlue collimators havent helped yet in this store, butthey can come in significantly farther.</p></li><li><p>Beam essentially at full energy and no scintillator rateProblem does not seem to have a significant beam-gas component (yet).CoggingSqueezingRotatorsPolarizers</p></li><li><p>TransitionCoggingSqueezing during ramp</p></li><li><p>Iron activation seen by scintillators</p></li><li><p>Shielding Studies (Kin Yip)Tool: MCNPX (newest version 2.5.c)Sources: protons (100 GeV) scraping the inner radii of Q2/Q3 magnetsOnly protons/neutrons turned on at the momentMajor problem (!): MCNPX does NOT have magnetic field. Figure shows background flux at MUID according to this simulation (before shielding). </p></li><li><p>Shielding Studies (Kin Yip), cont.Several shielding configurations, compositions tried.Conclusions:Interaction length matters, even for slow neutrons, so use steel (and lots of it).Note, important to use steel, not 56Fe in simulations to see this result (suggested by Y. Efremenko, confirmed by N. Mokhov (FNAL), confirmed by K. Yip.Shielding much more effective as it gets closer to MUID backplate, even if source is far upstream.Argues for forward-going scrape products rescattering along length of beam-pipe before entering into MUID.</p></li><li><p>Limiting FragmentationBRAHMS data beautifully illustrates the relevance of the concept of limiting fragmentation to high-rapidity particle production.From their own data we see that particle production for &gt; 3 is independent of centrality.By scaling to = - y (the beam frame) and scaling by Npart/2 (the number of projectile participants) we see agreement with CERN-energy heavy ion collisions (and this holds generally).This is understandable because any particle near the beam-frame must have undergone (or been produced by) only soft collisions.For fixed r = 6.35cm, the distances particles at different travel before striking the beam pipe are shown.Note: there will also be many spectators at higher which will strike the beam pipe even further downstream.At these glancing angles the 2mm beam pipe looks many cms thick and so showers will be created, making the entire beam pipe downstream of scraping locations a line source.In retrospect this seems obvious since any particles which originate from upstream sources must emerge at rather shallow angles to get into the MUID (and must therefore pass through the beam pipe where they are likely to shower).</p></li><li><p>Heavy Ions have Spectator Nucleons TooMeasurement above by CERN emulsion-based experiment. given by pbeam in beam direction and Fermi momentum in transverse direction.At 100 GeV/c this has spectators hitting beam pipe 31 meters downstream of initial scraping.Heavy ion beam source likely more extended along beam.</p></li><li><p>Goal shield MuID from entire beamline line-of-sight by many LI</p></li><li><p>Beamline coverageWalls on previous slide each cover a stretch of the beamline z-extent for a given MUID transverse radius.Regions between black lines covered by downstream wall.Regions between red lines covered by middle wall.Region above blue line covered by upstream wall.</p></li><li><p>Current ActivitiesDocument for RHIC shielding task force.Charlie Pearson thinking about a series of walls that will block the MUID from beamline line-of-sight by as much steel as possible.4-foot goalMain wall will likely go immediately upstream of the DX magnet.RHIC is also looking into putting an improved, two-stage collimator.</p></li></ul>