Prototype studies for the CLEO III RICH

S. Playfer, M. Artuso, A. Efimov, M. Gao, S. Kopp, 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 an MWPC 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 about 13 photoelectrons per image in agreement with our design studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-323
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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