Construction and Testing of the SLD Čerenkov Ring Imaging Detector

M. Cavalli-Sforza, P. Coyle, D. Coyne, P. Gagnon, D. A. Williams, P. Zucchelli, J. S. Whitaker, R. J. Wilson, A. Bean, D. Caldwell, J. Duboscq, J. Huber, A. Lu, L. Mathys, S. McHugh, R. Morrison, M. Witherell, S. Yellin, R. A. Johnson, J. MartinezB. Meadows, M. Nussbaum, A. K.S. Santha, A. Shoup, I. Stockdale, P. Jacques, R. Plano, P. Stamer, P. Antilogus, D. Aston, T. Bienz, F. Bird, S. Dasu, W. Dunwoodie, G. Hallewell, H. Kawahara, Y. Kwon, D. Leith, D. Muller, T. Nagamine, T. Pavel, B. Ratcliff, P. Rensing, D. Schultz, S. Shapiro, C. Simopoulos, E. Solodovl, N. Toge, J. Va'vra, S. Williams, K. Abe, K. Hasegawa, F. Suekane, H. Yuta

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We report on the construction of the Čerenkov Ring Imaging Detector (CRID) for the SLD experiment at the SLAC Linear Collider and the testing of its components. We include results from testing the drift boxes, liquid radiator trays, and mirrors for the barrel CRID. We also discuss development of the support systems essential for the operation of the CRID: gas and liquid recirculator systems and monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1132-1139
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Jun

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A large Cerenkov Ring Imaging Detector (CRID) [l, 21 is currently under construction for the SLD experiment at the SLAC Linear Collider (SLC). The barrel CRID will provide almost complete particle identification over the central 70% of the solid angle (figure 1). By making use of ters in a nniforni electric field which is nearly parallel to *Work supported by the Department of Energy, contracts DE- the magnetic field in a time projection geometry. It is de-Science Foundation under Grants PHY88-13669 and PHY88-13018. AC03-76SF00515 and DE-AT03-79ER70023 and by the National tected by a plane of ninety-three 7 pm diameter carbon t Speaker sense fibers, spaced at a pitch of 3.2 mm, in the detector. $Visiting from Istituto di Fisica, Universita di Ferrara, 1-44100 The electronics used to read out the detect,or are discussed Ferrara, Italy elsewhere [5]. The three production coordinates of the elec-Switzerland. §Present Address: EP Division, CERN, CH-1211, Geneva 23, tron are measured from the drift time, the position of the both liquid and gaseous radiators, ~ / I c / pseparation will be possible up to about 30 GeV/c, and e/ir separation up to about 6 GeV/c. Endcap CRID detectors are currently under design; in this paper we restrict our discussion to the barrel.

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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