Prototyping the PANDA barrel DIRC

Schwarz, C. et al. (2014) Prototyping the PANDA barrel DIRC. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, 766, pp. 32-35. (doi:10.1016/j.nima.2014.06.071)

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Abstract

The design of the Barrel DIRC detector for the future PANDA experiment at FAIR contains several important improvements compared to the successful BABAR DIRC, such as focusing and fast timing. To test those improvements as well as other design options a prototype was build and successfully tested in 2012 with particle beams at CERN. The prototype comprises a radiator bar, focusing lens, mirror, and a prism shaped expansion volume made of synthetic fused silica. An array of micro-channel plate photomultiplier tubes measures the location and arrival time of the Cherenkov photons with sub-nanosecond resolution. The development of a fast reconstruction algorithm allowed to tune construction details of the detector setup with test beam data and Monte-Carlo simulations.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hoek, Mr Matthias and Montgomery, Dr Rachel and Cowie, Dr Euan and Rosner, Professor Guenther
Authors: Schwarz, C., Kalicy, G., Dzhygadlo, R., Gerhardt, A., Götzen, K., Hohler, R., Kumawat, H., Lehmann, D., Lewandowski, B., Patsyuk, M., Peters, K., Schepers, G., Schmitt, L., Schwiening, J., Traxler, M., Zühlsdorf, M., Dodokhov, V.K., Britting, A., Eyrich, W., Lehmann, A., Uhlig, F., Düren, M., Föhl, K., Hayrapetyan, A., Kröck, B., Merle, O., Rieke, J., Cowie, E., Keri, T., Montgomery, R., Rosner, G., Achenbach, P., Cardinali, M., Hoek, M., Lauth, W., Sfienti, C., Thiel, M., Bühler, P., Gruber, L., Marton, J., and Suzuki, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0168-9002
ISSN (Online):1872-9576

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