We describe the design, construction and performance of a Ring Imaging Cherenkov Detector (RICH) constructed to identify charged particles in the CLEO experiment. Cherenkov radiation occurs in LiF crystals, both planar and ones with a novel "sawtooth"-shaped exit surface. Photons in the wavelength interval 135-165 nm are detected using multi-wire chambers filled with a mixture of methane gas and triethylamine vapor. Excellent π/K separation is demonstrated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||48|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics