Prototype studies for the CLEO III RICH

S. Kopp, M. Artuso, A. Efimov, M. Gao, S. Playfer, R. Mountain, F. Muheim, S. Stone

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We describe a prototype RICH detector that has been built as part of design work for the CLEO III RICH. Cherenkov photons are produced in a LiF radiator, and are detected in a multiwire chamber with a CaF2 entrance window containing a gas mixture of methane and TEA. Signals are read out from 2016 cathode pads using low noise Viking chips. First results from this prototype show a yield of 13 photoelectrons per image in agreement with our design studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1501-1504
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number3 PART 2
StatePublished - 1996

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

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    Kopp, S., Artuso, M., Efimov, A., Gao, M., Playfer, S., Mountain, R., Muheim, F., & Stone, S. (1996). Prototype studies for the CLEO III RICH. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 43(3 PART 2), 1501-1504.