Future high energy physics experiments using RICH detectors: The next generation

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This report describes some features of the new detectors now being constructed for use in high energy physics experiments that utilize RICH counters as a central element. The scope of this discussion is limited only to experiments which have been formally approved for construction as follows: (1) BaBar at PEP-II, which contains a quartz radiator DIRC counter; (2) CLEO III at the CESR upgrade, which utilizes a LiF/TEA Fast RICH; and (3) HERA-B at HERA, which uses a gas radiator RICH with either a TMAE- or a CsI-based photon detector. These experiments have much in common; all emphasize B-physics, run ... continued below

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Ratcliff, B.N. August 1, 1995.

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This report describes some features of the new detectors now being constructed for use in high energy physics experiments that utilize RICH counters as a central element. The scope of this discussion is limited only to experiments which have been formally approved for construction as follows: (1) BaBar at PEP-II, which contains a quartz radiator DIRC counter; (2) CLEO III at the CESR upgrade, which utilizes a LiF/TEA Fast RICH; and (3) HERA-B at HERA, which uses a gas radiator RICH with either a TMAE- or a CsI-based photon detector. These experiments have much in common; all emphasize B-physics, run at the luminosity frontier, and plan to take first data either in 1998 or 1999. This review begins with a discussion of the physics goals and experimental context, and then explore the designs which have been chosen to confront the experimental issues. Particular emphasis is placed on the design and expected performance of the RICH detectors in these systems. Due to space limitations, only a few of the recent R and D results not covered elsewhere at the conference can be presented.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96001022

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  • RICH `95: workshop on ring imaging detectors, Uppsala (Sweden), 12-16 Jun 1995

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  • Other: DE96001022
  • Report No.: SLAC-PUB--95-6968
  • Report No.: CONF-9506250--2
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00515
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 114003
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc619920

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Ratcliff, B.N. Future high energy physics experiments using RICH detectors: The next generation, article, August 1, 1995; Menlo Park, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc619920/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.