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A single arm spectrometer detector system for high-energy heavy-ion experiments

Authors
Journal
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment
0168-9002
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
290
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0168-9002(90)90344-6
Disciplines
  • Design

Abstract

Abstract The recent availability of 14.6 GeV/ c per nucleon 16O and 28Si ions from the Brookhaven National Laboratory Tandem-AGS accelerator facility has prompted the design, construction and operation of a large-solid-angle (25 msr) magnetic spectrometer with particle identification from ∼0.5 to ∼4.7 GeV/ c. A small-solid-angle Cherenkov counter complex views the target through the magnet and extends the particle identification up to ∼15 GeV/ c. This experiment (E-802) employs event characterization detectors, a charged-particle multiplicity array, a highly segmented lead-glass detector, and a zero degree calorimeter. The facility measures momentum spectra of identified heavy-ion-produced hadrons with high resolution ( Δp/ p≤0.005) as a function of collision centrality given by triggers from the event characterization detectors. Construction and performance details of the spectrometer components and auxiliary detectors are described.

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