Performance of a C4F8O gas radiator ring imaging Cherenkov detector using multi-anode photomultiplier tubes

Marina Artuso, C. Boulahouache, Steven Roy Blusk, J. Butt, O. Dorjkhaidav, N. Menaa, R. Mountain, H. Muramatsu, R. Nandakumar, K. Randrianarivony, R. Sia, Tomasz Skwarnicki, Sheldon Stone, J. C. Wang, K. Zhang

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We report on tests of a novel ring imaging Cherenkov (RICH) detection system consisting of a 3-m-long gaseous C4F8O radiator, a focusing mirror, and a photon detector array based on Hamamatsu multi-anode photomultiplier tubes. This system was developed to identify charged particles in the momentum range from 3 to 70 GeV/c for the BTeV experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-387
Number of pages15
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 15 2006



  • Cherenkov
  • Particle identification
  • Refractive index
  • Ring imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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