The TIC - a multi-particle threshold imaging Cherenkov detector

C. W. Fabjan, A. Franz, F. Piuz, J. C. Santiard, M. Spegel, T. D. Williams, Michael G. Cherney, S. Esumi, T. Sugitate, J. Schmidt-Sorensen, B. Kubica, M. LeGuay, G. Paic

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Abstract

The Threshold Imaging Cherenkov (TIC) was built as part of an upgrade programme for the NA44 spectrometer in view of 160 GeV·A lead-ion beams from the CERN SPS. The detector is used to distinguish pion tracks from those of heavier particles (K, p, d) in the momentum range of 4-8 GeV/c. Cherenkov photons produced by pions in a 1 m long isobutane radiator are converted to electrons in TMAE at 25°C and detected in a MWPC with 2-dimensional cathode pad readout. A threshold is set on the number of pads hit within a fiducial zone on the cathode plane around a projected external track.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-243
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume367
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 11 1995

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Momentum
Photons
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ion beams
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Electrons

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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The TIC - a multi-particle threshold imaging Cherenkov detector. / Fabjan, C. W.; Franz, A.; Piuz, F.; Santiard, J. C.; Spegel, M.; Williams, T. D.; Cherney, Michael G.; Esumi, S.; Sugitate, T.; Schmidt-Sorensen, J.; Kubica, B.; LeGuay, M.; Paic, G.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 367, No. 1-3, 11.12.1995, p. 240-243.

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Fabjan, CW, Franz, A, Piuz, F, Santiard, JC, Spegel, M, Williams, TD, Cherney, MG, Esumi, S, Sugitate, T, Schmidt-Sorensen, J, Kubica, B, LeGuay, M & Paic, G 1995, 'The TIC - a multi-particle threshold imaging Cherenkov detector', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 367, no. 1-3, pp. 240-243. https://doi.org/10.1016/0168-9002(95)00569-2
Fabjan, C. W. ; Franz, A. ; Piuz, F. ; Santiard, J. C. ; Spegel, M. ; Williams, T. D. ; Cherney, Michael G. ; Esumi, S. ; Sugitate, T. ; Schmidt-Sorensen, J. ; Kubica, B. ; LeGuay, M. ; Paic, G. / The TIC - a multi-particle threshold imaging Cherenkov detector. In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 1995 ; Vol. 367, No. 1-3. pp. 240-243.
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