Modular focusing ring imaging Cherenkov detector for electron–ion collider experiments

C. P. Wong, M. Alfred, L. Allison, M. Awadi, B. Azmoun, F. Barbosa, L. Barion, J. Bennett, W. Brooks, C. Butler, T. Cao, M. Chiu, E. Cisbani, M. Contalbrigo, A. Datta, A. Del Dotto, M. Demarteau, J. M. Durham, R. Dzhygadlo, T. ElderD. Fields, Y. Furletova, C. Gleason, M. Grosse-Perdekamp, J. Harris, T. O.S. Haseler, X. He, H. van Hecke, T. Horn, A. Hruschka, J. Huang, C. Hyde, Y. Ilieva, G. Kalicy, M. Kimball, E. Kistenev, Y. Kulinich, M. Liu, R. Majka, J. McKisson, R. Mendez, P. Nadel-Turonski, K. Park, K. Peters, T. Rao, R. Pisani, Y. Qiang, S. Rescia, P. Rossi, O. Sarajlic

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A powerful new electron–ioncollider (EIC) has been recommended in the 2015 Long Range Plan for Nuclear Science for probing the partonic structure inside nucleons and nuclei with unprecedented precision and versatility [1]. EIC detectors are currently under development [2], all of which require hadron identification over a broad kinematic range. A prototype ring imaging Cherenkov detector has been developed for hadron identification in the momentum range from 3 GeV/c to 10 GeV/c. The key feature of this new detector is a compact and modular design, achieved by using aerogel as radiator and a Fresnel lens for ring focusing. In this paper, the results from a beam test of a prototype device at Fermilab are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-19
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2017


  • Aerogel
  • Cherenkov radiation
  • EIC
  • Fresnel lens

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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