The focusing disc DIRC for the PANDA experiment at FAIR

Cowie, E.N. et al. (2011) The focusing disc DIRC for the PANDA experiment at FAIR. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 312(5), 052011. (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/312/5/052011)

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Abstract

The Focusing Disc DIRC is a novel detector concept for particle identification based on the detection of internally-reflected Cherenkov light. A thin synthetic silica disc of 1 m radius will be used as radiator and for light transportation. At the rim LiF bars are foreseen to passively correct for dispersion. Focusing elements map the angles of the propagating photons to spatial positions on the focal plane covered with position sensitive photon detection devices. This novel 2D(+1t) detector concept will contribute to the outstanding particle identification performance of the general purpose PANDA detector. The aims of the PANDA experiment are to address fundamental questions of the strong force, to explore the structure of the nucleon and to search for new matter. The technical design, the current status of the development and recent results from prototype test experiments for the Focusing Disc DIRC are presented.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray, Dr Morgan and Hoek, Mr Matthias and Glazier, Dr Derek and Keri, Dr Tibor and Hill, Mr Gordon and Kaiser, Professor Ralf and Montgomery, Dr Rachel and Seitz, Dr Bjoern and Cowie, Dr Euan and Rosner, Professor Guenther
Authors: Cowie, E.N., Foehl, K., Glazier, D., Hill, G., Hoek, M., Kaiser, R., Keri, T., Montgomery, R.A., Murray, M., Rosner, G., and Seitz, B.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Publisher:Institute of Physics
ISSN:1742-6588
ISSN (Online):1742-6596

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