This consists of a time projection chamber
where the gas is used both as target material and as reaction products detector.
Nygren is known for inventing the Time Projection Chamber
, or TPC, used worldwide for over three decades in a variety of applications in particle detection and discovery, ranging from relativistic heavy ion collisions to the search for Dark Matter, and extremely rare nuclear decays.
In the projection chamber
were two Kalee 11 projectors and HML arc lamps ensuring steady, flickerless pictures.
His work includes experiments in the 25-inch and 40-inch bubble chambers at LBL and SLAC, work on the electron ring accelerator at LBL, pion and kaon form factor experiments at Fermilab, the Time Projection Chamber
(TPC) at Berkeley/SLAC, the D0 experiment at Fermilab, the CMS experiment at CERN, the DREAM calorimeter tests at CERN, and numerous smaller physics and instrumentation studies.
At the center of the system is a time projection chamber
that serves as a vertex detector.
for his project, "Quantum Tunneling Effect of Electron Bubbles at the Liquid-Vapor Interface in Liquid Neon and Its Application to a Time Projection Chamber