Drift Gas R&D 2011

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Group Members:

Ulrich Becker, Yuanhang Chang, Evan Fortunato, Rafael Dinner, Brian Smith, Teresa Fazio, Sebastian Franco, James Pate, Blake Stacey, K. Ensslin, K. Fidkowski, R. Henning, J. Kirchner, K. Rosera, J. Thompson, J. Wyatt

Senior members: C. Lapoint, S. Nahn, M. Sarakinos, B. Smith


Using MIT's 1938 cyclotron as a 0-2 Tesla magnet, our group characterizes gas mixtures for the design of drift and other gas detectors in different magnetic and electric fields.

Special mixtures can be studied on request. We are happy to provide these data if funds permitting. Please reference us with the proper date and web page.


This research was sponsored by the DOE under contract #DE-AC02-76-ER03069 until 2003.


Drift Gases R&D Database Search

Please choose the required options from among the following, and then submit your search request. We currently have the gas types as search options. Please advise us on other options that would be helpful. (Note: This section requires a forms-capable browser.)

Gas Types

Normally, specify a carrier and a quencher.

Carrier gas
helium (He)
neon (Ne)
argon (Ar)
krypton (Kr)
xenon (Xe)

carbon tetraflouride (CF4)
methane (CH4)
ethane (C2H6)
propane (C3H8)
butane (C4H10)
isobutane (iC4H10)
n-pentane (n-C5H12)
hexane (C6H14)
heptane (C7H16)

butadiene (C4H6)
dimethyl ether (DME)
vinyl methyl ether (VME)
carbon dioxide (CO2)
nitrogen (N2)
water (H2O)
additional keywords restricting search: