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How do Roman Pot detectors work?

  1. Apr 1, 2012 #1
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 1, 2012 #2


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    Here's another description for the Roman Pots used for the TOTEM experiment in the LHC. I don't think there's anything special about the actual detector, which is made of silicon strips. But the characteristic feature, which you must have already read about, is that the "pot" contains a separate vacuum and is designed to be moveable so that it can get in very close to the beam.
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