Title

The BLAST Cherenkov detectors

Abstract

We report on the design, construction, and operation of a large array of diffusely reflective aerogel Cherenkov detectors. They are part of the detector instrumentation of the Bates Large Acceptance Spectrometer Toroid (BLAST) at the MIT-Bates Linear Accelerator Center. The Cherenkov detectors are used for particle identification. They are able to discriminate between pions and electrons with momenta up to 700 MeV/c. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Department

Physics

Publication Date

11-11-2005

Journal Title

Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment

Publisher

ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/j.nima.2005.08.060

Document Type

Article

Rights

Copyright 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved

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