Test of the CLAS12 RICH large-scale prototype in the direct proximity focusing configuration

Anefalos Pereira, S. et al. (2016) Test of the CLAS12 RICH large-scale prototype in the direct proximity focusing configuration. European Physical Journal A, 52(2), 23. (doi:10.1140/epja/i2016-16023-4)

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Abstract

A large-area ring-imaging Cherenkov detector has been designed to provide clean hadron identification capability in the momentum range from 3GeV/c up to 8GeV/c for the CLAS12 experiment at the upgraded 12GeV continuous electron beam accelerator facility of Jefferson Laboratory. The adopted solution foresees a novel hybrid optics design based on aerogel radiator, composite mirrors and highly packed and highly segmented photon detectors. Cherenkov light will either be imaged directly (forward tracks) or after two mirror reflections (large-angle tracks). We report here the results of the tests of a large-scale prototype of the RICH detector performed with the hadron beam of the CERN T9 experimental hall for the direct detection configuration. The tests demonstrated that the proposed design provides the required pion-to-kaon rejection factor of 1 : 500 in the whole momentum range.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hoek, Mr Matthias and Montgomery, Dr Rachel
Authors: Anefalos Pereira, S., Baltzell, N., Barion, L., Benmokhtar, F., Brooks, W., Cisbani, E., Contalbrigo, M., El Alaoui, A., Hafidi, K., Hoek, M., Kubarovsky, V., Lagamba, L., Lucherini, V., Malaguti, R., Mirazita, M., Montgomery, R. A., Movsisyan, A., Musico, P., Orlandi, A., Orecchini, D., Pappalardo, L. L., Perrino, R., Phillips, J., Pisano, S., Rossi, P., Squerzanti, S., Tomassini, S., Turisini, M., and Viticchiè, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:European Physical Journal A
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN:1434-6001
ISSN (Online):1434-601X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Società Italiana di Fisica / Springer-Verlag
First Published:First published in European Physical Journal A 52(2): 23
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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