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Experimental Equipment Lab - Drift Chamber Test Rig

Experimental Equipment Lab - Drift Chamber Test Rig

Once a drift chamber is built, it needs to be tested to make certain that it will work correctly. Each wire inside the drift chamber has to be pulled to a certain tension to keep it from bending too much. Large numbers of wires can be tested at one time by using an electromagnet to 'pluck' them.